Concussion is one of the important types of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which can sometimes change the whole way the brain is usually meant to work. A sudden blow or jolt on the head can make your brain and head move back and forth quickly and thus cause concussion. Swelling and plasma leaking are the reasons why the dormant cells in the brain don’t get enough oxygen to function appropriately. Concussions usually occur during sports, vehicle accident and military trainings etc.
There are different kinds of medical treatment used to cure the effects of concussion. However, due to recent success of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in helping hundreds and thousands of patients to overcome their concussion effects effectively, it is now considered of the most successful medical treatment procedure in the world. The focus of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is to improve the natural body healing process through oxygen inhalation. Atmospheric pressure of the body chamber is controlled as per the standard scientific guidelines.
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Actually Works?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a pretty simple and painless medical procedure which basically supplies additional oxygen to the places of the body where its supply has been blocked or diminished due to concussion.
In normal situations, red blood cells present in our blood work to transport oxygen through our whole body efficiently. During concussion, our brain does not get the required oxygen due to the sudden jolt or blow. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy allows the oxygen to be dissolved in our central nervous system, plasma, lymph, other fluids present in the body and other places where the oxygen circulation has been blocked due to concussion.
Thus, the additional oxygen provided during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy process through the body chamber allows the damaged tissues and cells of the brain and other body parts to recover soon. In addition, this additional amount of oxygen helps improves the condition of white blood cells present in the body to resist against bacteria and boost the performance of new blood vessels in the affected areas of the body especially in the brain cells.
What Happens During Concussion and How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps to Recover?
According to Dr. Louis Hilliard, during concussion, brain cells start to die due to lack of oxygen and sometimes due to traumatic situations, causing swelling and reduced blood flow in the brain. In this critical situation, brain cells can only start functioning normally when they are provided appropriate amount of oxygen as soon as possible. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides this additional oxygen in the blood plasma and start the healing process for the damaged capillary walls. It also prevents swelling and plasma from leaking. When swelling is reduced efficiently, dormant tissues in the brain start getting enough blood flow so that the brain cells may begin to function again.