Sports Injuries at Washington Hyperbarics

Traumatic Brain Injury and HBOT

Each year, 1.7 million people in America experience traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is a contributing factor in one-third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. and it has become one of the most common combat wounds experienced by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The effects of TBI range in severity from loss of motor skills to spasticity and severe loss of cognitive function.

What HBOT can do for TBI

Clinical research has shown that HBOT can be of great benefit to TBI patients even as long as 14 years after the injury occurred. Some TBI patients with severe injury have recovered almost all normal functions and returned to happy and productive lives.

Patients in our clinic and others have experienced the following improvements:

  • Recovery of cognitive function
  • Restoration of movement and motor skills
  • Improved speech and communication skills