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A swift hit to the head can leave lasting impacts on your health and overall quality of life. Trauma to the tissue in your brain can affect its functionality and other parts of your body. While there are several treatment options available for concussions and TBIs, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the top therapies today for TBIs. If you are looking for real relief from your TBI symptoms, try HBOT in Denver.

Are you interested in learning more about how HBOT works and how it can benefit your recovery? Continue reading below!

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. They can range in severity and are often the result of a hard hit or blow to the head. TBIs can cause severe symptoms like problems with concentration and memory loss, as well as painful headaches and balance issues.

The symptoms you experience from a TBI can differ greatly from one case to the next, depending on the part of your brain that sustained the injury. However, the following are some of the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Feeling confused, disoriented, or dazed
  • Headaches, nausea, or vomiting
  • Difficulty balancing and persistent dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Personality changes
  • Decreased appetite
  • Depression and/or anxiety symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined above, seek emergency medical care right away. HBOT is a form of rehabilitation, not immediate treatment.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that exposes your body to 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber. Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressures allows the body to absorb about 10 – 15 times its normal supply of oxygen.

This “high dose” of oxygen can help stimulate the growth of tissue, bone, and blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and mobilize stem cells. It’s an entirely natural, non-invasive, and pain-free way to help the body heal.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries/TBIs

Unlike other traditional treatments available for TBIs, hyperbaric oxygen treatment is the only therapy that directly treats the biological injuries to the brain.

This treatment is revolutionary in so many ways because it repairs the underlying brain wounds and stimulates the regrowth of blood vessels and brain tissue through pressurized oxygen. Many patients who receive HBOT as a TBI treatment can experience improvement after only one session. Patients who have suffered from the effects of a TBI for many years have shown permanent improvements too.

Improvements include headache relief, chronic pain reduction, regaining speech skills, and emotional stability as well as helping patients improve their quality of life.

Support Your TBI Recovery with HBOT in Denver

Our health and wellness specialists are trained to evaluate and treat the physical, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injuries. At our brain injury rehab center, we have dedicated specialists on staff to help you return to a more independent and productive lifestyle.

If you’re interested in learning more about HBOT in Denver, reach out to us today at McWhorter CNR.