Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion | Prime Living

Treating repetitive injury


Last updated 7/17/2020 at 4:05pm

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) works. The treatment takes place in a chamber that you can see out of. The chamber is pressurized. You breathe 100 percent oxygen. Your blood carries the extra oxygen to your injured area.

There's quite a bit of attention currently on the effects of repetitive concussion, which can lead to post-concussive syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is most often linked with football and other contact sports, and occurs when the brain repeatedly sustains mild to moderate concussive impact, leading to accumulative micro-damage.

Behavior changes, like irritability, aggression, and difficulty with focus, are the most common symptoms. For a detailed look at this condition, check out the eye-opening book, "When Brains Collide," by Michael Lewis.

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