September is National Traumatic
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Have you had a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an insult or trauma to the brain caused by external mechanical forces. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), another form of TBI is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (often athletes). This includes symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. An estimated 10 million people affected annually by TBI in the world: 1.7 million in the U.S., causing mortality and morbidity is a dramatic imposing event on society. TBI is a pressing public health and medical problem. According to the World Health Organization, TBI will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020.(1) Brain Trauma can effect a single or multiple area and be mild moderate or severe and can cause significant cognitive, behavioral, and communicative disabilities. Immediate therapy can support reversing damage to the brain. With delay, a chain of events and secondary injury occur where there is ongoing injury to the brain through edema, hypoxia and ischemia secondary to raised intracranial pressure, release of excitotoxic neurotransmitters and impaired calcium homeostasis. (2) The longer a person waits to receive therapy, will determine their longterm outcome.
A Beneficial Treatment for TBI, CTE, PTSD, PCS and for
Post Concussion does exist: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a painless, outpatient, physician referred, healing therapy. Our exclusive, medical grade, hard chamber technology increases the “oxygen gradient” in damaged, oxygen starved tissues, acting as a “cellular energy catapult.”
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an effective method of treatment.
- Reduces cerebral edema and any swelling to the body (in sports or other related head injury (6)
- Reduces neuroinflammation (7)
- Increases oxygen saturation to the brain (8)
- Promotes new blood vesel growth (Angiogenesis) (9)
- Can create a 8-fold increase in your own stem cell production (10)
- Reactivates idling neurons within the most oxygen-deficient areas of the brain
- Inhibits bacterial infection
Because insurance and Medicare does not cover HBOT for bain injury, HBOT is considered “Off-Label
The yellow to red areas show increase of oxygenation.
These videos give more insight into successes and science with HBOT:
Joe Namath Please watch: (3) , (4), (5)
Sergeant Rotenberry and Wife (6)
For more investigational reporting about sports related HBOT,
please read more….
Julia, R.N. Suffers a stroke
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, we provide HBOT to people in need. We are learning that even years after a trauma to the brain, there is hope. More research is needed, but the quality of life for an individual can be the difference between life and death. (11)
Falling tree limb Post Concussion Recovery
At our award winning facility, we charge a fraction of the cost using the same medical grade hard chambers and following the same standards of care as a hospital based Hyperbaric unit.
We would love for you to come and tour our facility. We will prepare the most recent research for your specific diagnosis whenever available.
If YOU or anyone in your family
or anyone in your community might be a candidate, whose quality of life may be greatly improved for with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Family Practice
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc is an award winning facility located just 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
We use hard steel chambers with acrylic windows that are pressurized with 100% medical grade oxygen.