Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBIs). They are often caused by some type of external force, including wounds that penetrate the skull and closed-head injuries.
Concussions can have varying degrees of severity, but all are considered serious injuries that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Professional and adolescent athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports, tend to be more at risk. TBIs are also the signature wound of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, anyone could suffer a concussion: sports injuries, car and motorcycle accidents, and falls all could result in brain trauma.
Symptoms—emotional, physical and cognitive—may include headache, dizziness, memory loss, and personality changes. They can be short-lived or last for months or even years without resolving.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries in patients aims to relieve symptoms and accelerate recovery by promoting damaged tissue repair and angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth.
HBOT for Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries
HBOT aids in the treatment of concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the following ways:
- Facilitates accelerated recovery & potential neurologic tissue regeneration
- Reduces pain
- Promotes healing
- Creates new blood vessels
- Stimulates stem cell mobilization
- May reduce cognitive impairment
Read More About Treating Concussion & Other Traumatic Brain Injuries
Case Study: Young Male Overcomes Traumatic Brain Injuries from Sports
In this case, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helped a patient with post-concussion syndrome heal and recover from the symptoms of TBI and concussions.Read More
HMS Team Member Randy Parr Recognized for Work With Veterans
HMS physician assistant Randy Parr was recently honored for her work with veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.Read More
4 Types of Brain Injuries
There are many different types of brain injuries, including anoxic injuries, contusions, concussions, and infections.Read More
Are Concussions in Children on the Rise?
Recent statistics indicate concussions in children in the United States are increasing, particularly among adolescent athletes.Read More
What to Do After a Concussion: 5 Tips
After a concussion, a patient should seek medical care right away, follow a customized recovery plan, receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, adjust food choices, and refrain from drinking alcohol.Read More
FDA Green Lights Diagnostic Blood Test for Concussions
A diagnostic blood test for concussions, which could reduce the need for CT scans in some cases, has been officially approved by the FDA.Read More
Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: How to Heal
Traumatic brain injury recovery involves identifying your symptoms, obtaining the proper diagnosis from a medical professional, and undergoing treatment.Read More
Some of the Latest Concussion Statistics
Recent concussion statistics show female soccer players in high school are at a high risk and falls are a consistent leading cause, as well.Read More
9 Head Injury Symptoms
Head injury symptoms include cognitive, sensory, behavioral and emotional changes. Headaches, nausea and sensitivity to light are several examples.Read More
How Long Does a Concussion Last?
Every brain injury is unique, and therefore, there isn't a definitive timeline on exactly how long your concussion will last.Read More
See if HBOT is Right For You
Our experienced clinical team is available to help you find out if you’re an appropriate candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities.
You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.
Call our offices today at (646) 846-2081 or click the button to get started with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and learn how it can help you accelerate healing and achieve optimal health!
Case Study: TBI from Previous Sports Injuries
A 23 year old male came to our office with a history of multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which he previously sustained while playing football and lacrosse. His most recent TBI occured in 2019 which led to recurrent headaches, light sensitivity, brain fog, tinnitus, short term memory loss and occasional scotomas (blind spots)...Read more