Traumatic Brain Injury & HBOT

Have you had a family member or friend who suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury? Perhaps they would have benefitted from receiving HBOT. What if I told you that HBOT could reduce the number of deaths caused by traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by 60%?

As it turns out, a 60 percent reduction in death rate is historically nearly unprecedented for any medical therapy, for any condition. The last time that the medical field could say that a treatment had that degree of effect on mortality was when penicillin was developed and widely used. So, when we can show that HBOT can decrease TBI mortality by 60%, should we not have seen this treatment implemented long ago? And yet, we are still fighting for it. So why are we fighting? Why haven’t they appointed HBOT as a treatment for TBI? The answer is mired in medical politics. However, the takeaway message and the important point here is that HBOT is the treatment of choice for TBI.

Suppose, however, you are unable to get HBOT for yourself, a loved one, child, or friend, which is too often the case. The survivors of TBI proceed through life with varying disabilities. This means that we add well over two million new head-injured individuals to the population every year in the United States alone. And just as tragic as death, some of the brain-injured individuals end up in our prisons, or homeless. Others suffer from severe depression and attempt suicide.

This is exactly what is happening to a significant number of U.S. soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Consider that if a head injury causes a significant loss of cognition, judgment, motor, or other function, that person may not be able to return to work. Unemployment and poverty can follow, and, in many cases, substance abuse follows the injury. Many are put on narcotic pain medications for their traumatic headaches or other traumatic injuries. Once started on narcotics, they often can become addicted. Look no further than too many of our brain-injured veterans who suffer from prescription narcotic addiction. Still, others show personality changes after traumatic brain injury and end up short-tempered, and some even prone to violence.

Why should those people suffer? Why not help them recover, even though we know how to do so? We have decided to help and bring the cutting edge technology that allows our community members to heal.

At Sunrise Family Wellness, we treat many TBI patients, and all have seen groundbreaking results that no other doctors could provide. Many of our soldiers that are treated with HBOT have reported significant improvement in brain functioning, and a reduction of reliance on pain medications that treat migraine associated with TBI. We pride ourselves on helping others lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. Through proper education of Health and Wellness of an individual soldiers’ circumstance, we have seen many rebuild their health to prior, or near prior levels of functioning. Often, many report renewed energy and pursuits of their lifetime goals and dreams. It seems so simple to add HBOT to the treatment of TBI, yet so many individuals are not educated about the benefits and restorative nature of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We have seen too many positive results with treatment of TBI with HBOT to remain silent about its benefits. We hope to continue to bring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to our community members as an option to their Health and Wellness Programs, and to remain on the forefront of it’s application and science that leads to its documented benefits on TBI.

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