Concussion is a kind of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that can change the way the brain usually works. 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 causes 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 areas of the body where there are problem with blood supply ue 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 dissolve in our central nervous system, plasma, lymph, and other places with poor or no oxygen circulation .
Thus, the additional oxygen that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy process provides through the body chamber allows the damaged tissues and cells of the brain and other body parts to have a fast recovery. In addition, this additional amount of oxygen helps improving the condition of white blood cells present in the body to resist bacteria attacks. HBOT also boosts the performance of new blood vessels in the affected areas of the body is also, 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 suffer due to lack of oxygen, causing swelling and reduced blood flow in the brain. In this critical situation, brain cells can only start functioning normally when they get the 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.