Nearly 3 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, according to the CDC. That means every 21 seconds, someone, somewhere in the United States suffers severe brain damage. And believe it or not, the number of TBI-related deaths and hospitalizations is only increasing. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury of any kind, it's important to seek medical care immediately. Waiting too long can cause irreversible damage and be detrimental to your overall wellbeing. If you've already been diagnosed with a TBI and gone through initial treatment, rehab will be the next step in helping to heal your brain. If you're interested in traumatic brain injury rehab in Denver, you've come to the right place.
Here at Functional Recovery & Enhancement, we are intimately familiar with the devastating symptoms that are often associated with TBIs. In fact, our founder and owner, Ari DePaola, suffered from a severe TBI after a wakeboarding accident and could barely walk, talk, or even hold a normal conversation.
After seeing more doctors than she could count and being prescribed medications that left her feeling worse off than before, she decided to take her rehab journey into her own hands and find a way to heal more holistically.
Holistic traumatic brain injury rehab treatments
While traditional treatment options such as physical therapy, medication, and psychological care can benefit your TBI recovery, sometimes those treatments alone don't provide the relief you need. Not to mention, prescribed medication often comes with a long list of difficult-to-deal-with side effects. Here are a few drug-free traumatic brain injury rehab treatments in Denver worth considering.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT for short, is a research-backed medical treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized space to speed up and enhance the body's innate ability to heal. By breathing in pure oxygen, oxygen-rich blood will be dissolved into all of the body's fluids, including central nervous system fluids, plasma, your lymphatic system, and even your bones.
This process will help increase your white blood cells, which can then help heal damaged tissue, reduce swelling, and promote the production of new stem cells. In many TBIs, adequate oxygen cannot reach damaged areas and the body cannot function properly. HBOT provides increased oxygen naturally and effectively to support your recovery.
There are a number of nutrients that have been proven to help reverse symptoms associated with concussions and TBIs. With IV therapy, you bypass the digestive system completely and instead administer these nutrients directly into the bloodstream for maximum absorption.
Here at Functional Recovery & Enhancement, we have an IV therapy specifically for TBI rehab called Brain Power/Concussion Protocol.
Learn more about holistic traumatic brain injury rehab in Denver
Our brains are responsible for everything we think, feel, and do. And when injury occurs, severe dysfunction can occur. For many people, the path to recovery is long and difficult with symptoms that persist even with traditional treatment options.