Two million people each year suffer from traumatic brain injuries, and a lot of them are mild. Rehabilitation and therapy is only somewhat successful in these patients. HBOT, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, is a wonderful way to fill in the gap of these treatments in those with TBI, or traumatic brain injury.
Those that suffer from post concussion syndrome may also benefit from HBOT. Post concussion syndrome patients can feel anything from headaches, dizziness, and cognitive dysfunction. These symptoms can occur for weeks to months after the initial injury. See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms after a head injury, even if the injury is mild.
Studies show that patient symptoms and quality of life improve when receiving HBOT. According to one study, “HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients with prolonged PCS at late chronic stage.” The brain uses 20% of the total oxygen needed by the body. It has been shown that stem cells regenerate with the use of HBOT, which is pressurized oxygen, and that in turn angiogenesis is possible. Neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to form new neural connections due to circumstances like injury) is improved when given HBOT. The full study is here Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Improve Post Concussion Syndrome Years after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Randomized Prospective Trial
The brain cannot function optimally after an injury. After an injury, oxygen cannot be used efficiently any longer. Multiple functions are disrupted after an injury. HBOT saturates the brain with oxygen, so that angiogenesis is possible with the formation of new blood cells. New blood vessels or capillary growth allow the brain to form neural connections and repair many times improving cognitive function. If parts of the brain are hypoxic (lacking oxygen), then HBOT may be able to enable healing in those areas. Studies are showing success stories with the use of HBOT in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI).
Terry B gives high praise for Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC after suffering from two concussions within a few years of each other. She lives an active life and loves white water rafting. She had already known about HBOT before the first incident, so she called Advanced right away. Within 4 sessions, her post concussion syndrome improved dramatically. She said, “I was a little nervous about going into a chamber, I’d never done that before, and the staff was amazing…It was explained step by step what was going to happen.” After having another rafting accident, she knew Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery would get her in right away. She was able to heal both her physical injuries as well as her concussion syndrome. Terry experienced symptoms such as crying intermittently and dizziness (which all diminished with HBOT).
Breathing oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber improves the body’s own healing mechanisms and ability. It is an innovative medical healing therapy utilized for so many purposes. Call us today to learn what HBOT can do for you.
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, you, the patient, are our number one priority. That means our facility has high safety and sanitation standards. We make sure that our center, staff, and equipment all meet and exceed health and safety standards followed by all Major Hyperbaric Units in Hospitals.
Everything must work together in order for you to experience the best possible results with HBOT. This includes safety inspections, and disinfection procedures. Staff undergo daily health screenings, and N95 or greater face masks must be worn at all times inside. A third party inspector is involved to review all safety systems.
The building itself is up to date with earthquake and NFPA fire safety codes. Staff members make daily, weekly and monthly inspections of the facility and equipment. Our staff is trained in cleaning and disinfecting the hyperbaric chambers according to CDC, CAL OSHA and hospital standards. We use CDC approved agents, UVC light sterilization, HEPA Air scrubbers with UVC filtration, ionic filtration and anti microbial ducting.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC hires wonderful individuals that are highly trained in Hyperbaric Medicine by board certified institutions. Our Medical Director is a physician with more than a decade of experience in Hyperbaric Medicine, to apply the best practices possible. The technicians working the HBOT chambers are EMT or Paramedic Certified Hyperbaric Technicians to assist with struggling patients.
The chambers we use are steel and acrylic chambers able to go to the depth and pressure necessary for Nationally Proven protocols. There is copper piping for the oxygen that is silver soldered, and many HBOT centers do not do this. There is a 5-point safety manifold system that regulates pressure for each chamber. We are an HBOT facility that cares about our patients, we regularly do safety drills and emergency evacuations for facility and community preparedness.
All patients must come to our facility with a NEGATIVE COVID test regardless of vaccinations. As for our patients, masks are required and so are temperature checks. A staff member will ask daily screening questions to see whether you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, or experience symptoms before you even come into our facility. Next, vitals are taken before the patient is given their own 100% cotton scrubs to change into.
Once in the chamber the patient is able to communicate to staff members the whole time during their HBOT treatment. For your safety daily symptom ratings are taken and communicated to our Medical Director. Your information is safe with us too! Patient information is strictly confidential at our facility and is only communicated through a HIPAA Compliant EHR system. Schedule a consultation with one of our staff members so you can get started on your HBOT therapy. We look forward to speaking with you!
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your safety is our priority when you visit our facility. We are a by appointment clinic, and will remain 10 feet of distance between staff at all times. Everyone is health screened daily, and we are vigilant when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing equipment. Our front doors remain locked. Staff is well trained in current Covid-19 procedures. Our facility does not treat patients with Covid-19, for the safety of staff and other patients.
When a patient enters our facility, they will be required to wear a mask. The patient is required to take their temperature, and sanitize hands upon entering. While the patient is still in their car they will call in and a staff member will ask health screening questions to see if the patient has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or has symptoms themselves. Once in the building, the air ventilation system is equipped with virus killing air scrubbers and air ventilation. Items a patient may bring to our facility is limited at this time. At this point, one patient is admitted at a time. The hyperbaric chambers are cleaned before and after each patient.
Once you make an appointment with us, your HBOT experience will continue to be enjoyable and relaxing as we can make it during these times. HBOT is a wonderful way to heal post surgery and post radiation, so we are taking the right steps to ensure your safety. You will be given a white bag upon arrival to put in items such as your bag, clothing and shoes. Patients will be given 100% cotton scrubs to wear during their visit. When leaving, patients will apply hand sanitizer again.
These trying times are unheard of for most of us. Our health is a public concern, and here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we want you to be able to make the right decision about HBOT and how it impacts your own health. That is why we are here, to provide a service that is little discussed as a viable healing option for many conditions that are listed on our website, at this section https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/conditions/approved.
Taking care of our own health and family’s health is essential to preventing more outbreaks of Covid-19. Exercise, eat right, and drinking plenty of water are pivotal in maintaining good health. The medical community is realizing what the benefits of 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers can do. These are exciting times for patients as HBOT is accepted by most insurance companies, as more and more doctors are recommending their patients receive HBOT after their conventional medicine therapies. Please call our facility, or contact us online to make a telemedicine video appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members so we can discuss your HBOT treatment.