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Concussed Student Athlete Program - Help Our Wounded Foundation

Concussed Student Athlete Program - Help Our Wounded Foundation


Concussions are a common injury among athletes and veterans, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that around 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the United States alone. Concussions can have serious and long-lasting effects on an individual's cognitive and physical abilities, and proper treatment is essential for a full recovery. 

Concussions can range in severity, but even mild concussions can have serious long-term effects if not properly treated.

Symptoms of a concussion may include headache, dizziness, nausea, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and feeling sluggish or drowsy. In some cases, a person who has suffered a concussion may also experience mood changes, sleep disturbances, and difficulty with balance.


One treatment option that has gained attention in recent years is the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for concussion treatment. HBOT involves breathing in pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and tissues. This can help to reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process. Preliminary studies and published research has shown HBOT to be the most effective treatment available for athletes suffering multiple concussions.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating Post Concussion Syndrome, a serious side effect of multiple or severe concussions.


There is some evidence to suggest that HBOT may be effective in treating concussions. A study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma found that HBOT significantly improved cognitive function in a group of military personnel who had sustained a concussion while deployed. Another study published in the Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine found that HBOT improved symptoms and cognitive function in a group of amateur athletes who had suffered a concussion.


However, it is important to note that the evidence for the effectiveness of HBOT for concussion treatment is still somewhat limited in scope. While there have been a number of studies that have shown promising results, more research is needed to determine the long-term effectiveness of HBOT for concussion treatment. Anecdotally, our patients have seen tremendous results and we find HBOT to be very effective treatment. 

Overall, HBOT may be a promising treatment option for individuals who have suffered a concussion. While more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of HBOT for concussion treatment, it is a treatment option that may be worth considering for those looking for additional ways to improve their recovery.


References:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Fact Sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html


Brummel, S. M., Baker, E. J., & Bailes, J. E. (2019). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion: A systematic review. Journal of Neurotrauma, 36(4), 651-659.


Rock, M. D., & Balasubramanian, V. (2018). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion in amateur athletes. Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine, 33(1), 44-51.


Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.

If you would like to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment helps post radiation injury, give our office a call at 623-930-0887 to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Borsand and his team will evaluate your medical history and work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. You may also click HERE to fill in a contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

Radiation Injury and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Radiation Injury and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, and wounds that are slow to heal.

Radiation injury, also known as radiation sickness or radiation poisoning, occurs when the body is exposed to high levels of ionizing radiation. This type of radiation can damage cells and tissues, leading to a range of symptoms that may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and skin irritation.

Often post radiation injury comes from the treatment of cancer. Radiation has side-effects and can damage tissue, blood vessels, glands and even bone. Post radiation cystitis is a common side effect that can present more than a decade after treatment.

Post Radiation Cystitis commonly occurs after prostate cancer and HBOT has been shown to be the most effective treatment available to heal from this injury.

There is some evidence that HBOT may be effective in treating radiation injury. One study published in the journal Radiology found that HBOT significantly reduced radiation-induced injury to the intestine in animal models. Another study published in the journal International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics found that HBOT may help to reduce the severity of radiation-induced skin injury in humans.

It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of HBOT in the treatment of radiation injury. While the treatment is very effective for radiation necrosis, there are some instances of radiation exposure that have not yet been well documented. It is also important to consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment.

In summary, HBOT may be a promising treatment option for radiation injury. Continued research helps to fully understand its effectiveness. Meet with a Hyperbaric Clinician to discuss how HBOT can help you heal from radiation and how many treatments may be required.

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Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.

If you would like to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment helps post radiation injury, give our office a call at 623-930-0887 to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Borsand and his team will evaluate your medical history and work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. You may also click HERE to fill in a contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

Using HBOT Diabetic for Sequelae

Using HBOT Diabetic for Sequelae


Diabetes affects more than 12 million people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. With diabetes primarily affecting the small blood vessels, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been demonstrated to stimulate angiogenesis to help ameliorate compromised blood flow and prevent organ failure.


Research has shown that HBOT can lower blood sugar levels by increasing cellular sensitivity to insulin and skeletal muscle reception of glucose. Hyperoxygenation of tissues will increase mitochondrial function and metabolism, which decreases blood sugar levels. Furthermore, recent reports have provided evidence towards linking HBOT to regenerating pancreatic islets of Langerhans, thus potentially producing more insulin.
HBOT is often beneficial in treating osteomyelitis and cellulitis, in addition to preventing systemic toxicity and permanent disability. With chronic diabetes, impaired circulation reduces wound healing capability and promotes ulcerations. HBOT increases the amount of oxygen available to ulcerated areas, leading to increased fibroblast activation and promotes the growth of new blood vessels.

 

Studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for diabetes with the following:

IMPROVE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE WITH HBOT

  • Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Hemoglobin HbA1C 
  • Lipid Profiles
ADVANCE GLYCEMIC CONTROL WITH HBOT
  • Increases Pancreatic Islets of Langerhans
  • Improves Insulin Sensitivity
  • Increases Skeletal Muscle Reception of Glucose

DECREASE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH HBOT

  • Promotes Long-Term Blood Pressure Control
  • Attenuates Metabolic Syndrome
  • Reduces Risk of Sudden Heart Attack Due to Ventricular Arrhythmias

STIMULATE ANGIOGENESIS & REDUCE INFLAMMATION WITH HBOT

    • Reduces Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Decreases Risk of Diabetic Neuropathy
      • Minimizes Risk of Diabetic Nephropathy Combats Cellulitis
       

    ENHANCE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL HEALING WITH HBOT

    • Proliferates Epithelialization
    • Promotes collagen formation
    • Antimicrobial activity - reduces risk of infection
    • Promotes angiogenesis

    Promotes Closure of Non-Healing Wounds Ameliorates Ulcerations

    • Reduces Risk of Amputation Study: Amputation Rate Decreased with HBOT

     
    A study published in 2008 evaluated the efficacy of HBOT with respect to decreasing amputation rates for patients with diabetic foot ulcer. A total of 184 consecutive patients received an average of 39 HBOT sessions (60 to 120 minutes a day, six times a week with patients' progress evaluated at 3, 6 & 12 months) as an adjunct to standard treatment modalities for diabetic foot ulcer. Following treatment, 115 (62 percent) were completely healed, 31 (17 percent) showed no improvement and 38 (21 percent) underwent amputation.

    HBOT's success was illustrated by the attenuation to hypoxic tissue by the mechanisms of angiogenesis, fibroblast replication, collagen synthesis, revascularization, epithelialization and increased leukocyte bactericidal activity.
    The study confirmed that HBOT can help to reduce major amputation rates in diabetic foot ulcers by repairing tissue. This finding is especially noteworthy considering other conventional treatments had failed.
     
    Source:

    Ahmet Kaya, Figen Aydin, Taskin Altay, Levent Karapinar, Hasan Ozturk & Cengiz Karakuzu Can major amputation rates be decreased in diabetic foot ulcers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy? International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2009) 33:441-446 DOI 10.1007/s00264-008-0623-y

     

    Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.

    If you would like to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment helps disc herniation and disc regeneration, give our office a call at 623-930-0887 to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Borsand and his team will evaluate your medical history and work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. You may also click HERE to fill in a contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.