Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
Feature Presentation: HMS Medical Director, Dr. Alan Katz: Enhanced Brain and Concussion Recovery: Round 1: Knock Out Brian Injury – An evolving paradigm in healing
Dr. Katz presented at the IHMF conference in 2018 on how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is emerging as a key management tool for brain repair when integrated into a comprehensive concussion recovery program. The accompanying slides in the presentation can be downloaded here: Enhanced Brain and Concussion Presentation Slides.
Concussions are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that damage the brain. 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 injures, car and motorcycle accidents, falls—all could result in brain trauma.
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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 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.
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How you will benefit from HBOT
- Facilitate accelerated recovery & potential neurologic tissue regeneration
- Reduces pain
- Creates new blood vessels
- Stimulates stem cell mobilization
- May reduce cognitive impairment
Did You Know?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reduces Tissue Hypoxia. By increasing tissue oxygenation, cells could function more optimally. More oxygen creates more energy for accelerated repair and enhanced tissue regeneration . Hypoxic tissue, or low oxygen levels, can lead to cell death and is a primary cause of most major health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes complications and many more.
Our experienced clinical team is always available to answer any questions you may have about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and our facilities. You deserve the best – Our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. Since Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury currently isn’t on the FDA approved list, insurance companies most likely won’t cover payment for this service. To help make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy accessible for all who may benefit, we offer several payment options, including financing through CareCredit.