HBOT and Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy affects around 500,000 people in the U.S. and nearly 7000 children are diagnosed with it every year. CP has a variety of causes including: head trauma, oxygen deprivation, infection of brain-tissues, stroke and many more. The most common symptoms are impaired movement, seizure and spasticity, and difficulty seeing, hearing or speaking.
Early pioneers in hyperbaric therapy discovered that areas of the brain in CP patients were in a sleeping state. They thought these dormant areas could be woken up using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
After HBOT, researchers discovered that these dormant areas of the brain had somewhat recovered and could be further restored with more treatments.