Treatment of Concussion and other Brain Injuries with Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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December 13, 2015

What is rather interesting and ultimately very important about the human brain is that it is the control center of blood flow, where it is distributed and at what particular volume. This is accomplished through control of our blood vessels, either constricting or dilating as needed. However, in many patients, the injured brain is affected in such a way that it cannot generate appropriate blood flow to itself and other tissue, thereby creating an environment of decreased metabolic activity within a low oxygen environment, disrupting signaling, communication and overall function. In many instances, in order for the brain and nervous system to heal, we must force oxygen into the neurological tissues to promote healing. In addition, there is often substantial inflammation, which reduces oxygen and nutrient delivery. Fortunately, one of the most important aspects of Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is that it decreases inflammation, which is understood to be one of the major mechanisms of healing. This is one reason why it is so powerful in the treatment of concussion and brain injuries while simultaneously increasing stem cell production that targets and heals injured tissue. 

How does Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promote Healing:
  1. Decreases Inflammation
  2. Forces oxgyen 400% deeper into bodily tissues
  3. Increases White Blood cell Formation
  4. Increases Stem Cell production and their transfer to the CNS
  5. Direct production of stem cells in the brain
  6. Anti-Microbial effect
  7. Promotes Angiogenesis
  8. Increases Blood Flow
  9. Up-regulation of key antioxidant enzymes and decreases oxidative stress
  10. Saturates plasma with oxygen and promotes healing of all tissue within the body
  11. Decreases bacterial/yeast load found systemically and in the gut
  12. Decreases viral load found systemically 
  13. Increased production of serotonin
  14. Overall detoxification and helps rid the body of mercury and other heavy metals

At Portland Chiropractic Neurology, located in downtown Portland, Maine, we've seen tremendous success with this treatment and are happy to offer an affordable option for people suffering from these particular conditions.