There are many ways you might incur a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Athletics and car accidents are common occurrences of these types of injuries. The good news is with FRE's mild HBOT in Denver, you can catalyze and expedite healing in the brain.
What happens to your brain when you suffer from a TBI?
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, the blood vessels in your head become damaged by a blow to the head and can leak fluid into surrounding tissues. As a result, swelling develops around the injured area.
This condition is known as “cerebral edema,” which causes cells to swell up inside the skull. The pressure that builds up there can cause damage to other parts of the body. This also makes it difficult for people who have suffered from a TBI to think clearly or remember things.
Treating a TBI can be challenging, but one reliable treatment option involves mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver.
What Is Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and effective treatment that delivers increased oxygen throughout the body while in a pressurized room or chamber. The combination of pressure and oxygen allows the body to begin to heal on its own at an increased rate.
During a session, you’ll breathe 100% pure oxygen in a highly pressurized chamber. In turn, this increases the flow of oxygenated blood throughout the body and helps:
- Reduce swelling and inflammation
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Promote the natural healing and detoxification of diseased tissues
Our mild HBOT services in Denver are administered by trained medical professionals and doctors. We use hyperbaric treatment to help a wide variety of patients. Just to name a few, we use HBOT to help athletes quickly recover from soreness or fatigue to increase their sports performance, to help our concussion and brain injury patients recover faster, and to improve overall health and wellness.
How does HBOT promote healing in the brain?
Much like exterior wounds that struggle to heal, your brain can also be incredibly slow to recover from a traumatic injury, such as a concussion. Your joints and soft tissue can also suffer from this same extended healing process. Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy can streamline the recovery process by increasing oxygen in the bloodstream to promote the body’s innate ability to heal.
For some conditions, HBOT alone can restore the body to ideal function. For other conditions, your hyperbaric oxygen therapy should be applied in conjunction with other treatments to provide the best results.
HBOT has been proven to be beneficial not only for recovering from traumatic brain injuries but also for a wide range of diseases and disorders involving the brain. These include stroke, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Side effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Patients usually don't have side effects from HBOT. Although some people may experience mild discomfort during the first few sessions. That said, most people describe HBOT as a relaxing experience. The few mild side effects that people report experiencing include:
- Ear pressure changes
- it's possible for you to hear a crackling noise in your ears when you are in the hyperbaric chamber. However, it can be easily soothed.
- patients have reported feeling light-headed for a short time following their treatment. This sensation is usually short-lived and doesn't interfere with normal day-to-day activities.
- Temporary changes in vision
- this side effect is rare, and when it does occur, it is mild and short-lived.
All in all, the side effects of mild HBOT in Denver are rare and do not take long to disappear.
Try Mild HBOT in Denver at FRE Today
If you're looking for effective TBI treatment methods, then consider trying mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy! It could make a significant difference in your recovery and it can help relieve other symptoms like migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, nerve damage, skin conditions, and more.
If you're interested in learning more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver, schedule your first appointment with Functional Recovery & Enhancement today. Just head to our appointment booking page, select HBOT, find the right time for your appointment, and we’ll bring the therapy to you!