If you've noticed a recent increase in your migraine frequency or severity, it may be due to Allergies.
May 30, 2020
If you have migraines you may have recently noticed an increase in your migraine headaches. We've been treating migraines at our clinic, Portland Chiropractic Neurology for over twelve years as Chiropractic Neurologists with specialized training in migraine care, concussion and vestibular rehabilitation and every year we notice mild-moderate increases in...
Hyperbaric Oxygenen Therapy Can Improve Post Concussion Syndrome Years after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
May 18, 2020
The results clearly demonstrate that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and significant brain function improvement in mild TBI patients with prolonged Post-Concussion-Syndrome at late chronic stage, years after brain injury (1).
Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic...
Mechanisms of Action for Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and wound healing
May 18, 2020
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is the use of oxygen inside a chamber where the pressure is increased to greater than 1 atmosphere absolute (1ATA) (1).
HBOT has two primary mechanisms of action - Hyperoxygenation and a decrease in bubble size.
Hyperoxygenation is an application of Henry's law and results from an increase in dissolved oxygen...
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at 1.3 atm at room temperature is just as effective as 100% oxygen at 2.4 Atm as evidenced by research
May 18, 2020
Breathing regular air under hyperbaric oxygen conditions of 1.3 Atm leads to more than 50% elevation in tissue oxygenation. There are many case reports illustrating significant effects due to small increases in air pressure, including effects on the brain (2,3,4,5). Moreover, even a slight increase in partial pressure, such as to 1.05 Atm at altitude 402 m...
May 16, 2020
Co-treatment is an important aspect of the healthcare paradigm at Portland Chiropractic Neurology. We are not always the appropriate treatment for your condition. Recognizing this is something that the medical profession does very well and is an excellent model of care- a team approach, which is at the core of our integrative approach at PCN. At our...
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy leads to neuroplasticity formation and repairs injured tissue at an accelerated rate
May 16, 2020
HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and significant brain function improvement in mild TBI patients with prolonged Post-Concussion-Syndrome at late chronic stage, years after brain injury (1).
Changes in SPECT images after treatment indicate that HBOT led to reactivation of neuronal activity in stunned areas that seemed normal under CT and MRI imaging....
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy enhances multitasking ability
May 10, 2020
The brain is the body's largest consumer of oxygen, utlizing roughly 20% of the total oxygen and consuming 25-30% of total glucose (1). Even though <10% of the brain's maximal capacity is active at every given time, the brain utilizes almost all delivered oxygen (2). In order to perform different tasks or more than one task at a time (multitasking), the...
Migraines: Proper Breathing, pH and Oxygen Delivery
April 30, 2020
Migraines are a disorder of sensory processing of the brain and involve activation and sensitization of trigeminovascular pathways, as well as brain stem and diencephalic nuclei. It is referred to as a brain state of hyperexcitability and Migraineurs have difficulty modulating, or gating sensory input, including pain at the top of the list (1). Multiple...
WGME 13 Report - PCN Concussion Treatment Specialists
January 27, 2020
Portland Chiropractic Neurology was recently featured by WGME 13 in an investigation about concussions, entitled "No two concussions are the same: What they are and the healing process." Check out the article and watch the video to learn more about concussions, how no two concussions are the same and how Portland Chiropractic Neurology specializes in...
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treatment for Concussion, Migraine, Depression, Lyme and more
April 13, 2019
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or mHBOT is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment at a level higher than 1 atmosphere absolute (ATA). Increased pressure allows for oxygen to dissolve and saturate more readily into our blood plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid and all liquids within our body (Henry's Law of Gases). This is...