One of the key areas we specialize in is treating patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI is a serious problem that affects millions of people in the United States each year. Survivors of TBI often suffer from cognitive, behavioral, and communicative disabilities.
Many studies, since the 1960s, have reported that multiple HBOT treatments could improve neurological deficits and cognitive impairments at the acute state and at late chronic stages, months to years after a TBI. After a patient has experience a TBI or concussion, the damaged brain tissue loses circulation to an area of our brain and causes it to go dormant. Through HBOT, we are able to raise oxygen levels to the damaged portion which awakens and restores function. In the short-term, we have restored blood flow and function, but in the long-term it helps build new blood vessels which reestablishes the normal blood flow and oxygen.
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