Hyperbaric Treatment

The brain needs lots of energy to heal following a concussion, and oxygen is necessary for healing the brain. When oxygen is limited, the brain is unable to make necessary repairs. This is where hyperbaric oxygen plays a significant role in treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is a noninvasive, painless treatment that supports the body's natural healing capabilities. It involves breathing 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is between 1.5 ATA (atmospheres absolute) and 3 times higher than normal air pressure. Although research on HBOT for post-concussion symptoms is limited, there are strong believers who have seen substantial benefits. The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen increases blood flow, decreases inflammation and swelling, increases antioxidant defenses and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the brain. This is a beneficial treatment that helps to relieve post-concussion symptoms and promotes recovery.