Traumatic Brain Injury

People suffering from concussion (mild traumatic brain injury, or mild TBI) and more serious brain injuries often experience symptoms that include headache, dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety and cognitive/motor impairment. HBOT has been used to treat athletes, veterans, and others with mild to serious TBI, with notable results.

Benefits of HBOT for brain injury include

Improved brain functioning and performance

  • Increases circulatory pathways in the brain

  • Improves oxygenation to the brain

  • Enhances memory and mental performance

  • Improves repair of damaged brain tissue

  • Promotes (re-)development of cognitive and motor functions

Attenuated nervous system inflammation

  • Reduces swelling

  • Reduce risk of compromised blood flow to the brain

  • Decreases pressure within the skull

  • Minimizes oxidative stress

RELATED STUDIES

HBOT improves post-concussion syndrome
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24260334

HBOT for sports-related TBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=PMID%3A%2022146303

Military personnel with blast-induced TBI and PTSD benefit from HBOT
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19829822/