Episode 3: Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

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Episode 3: Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment


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Brain SPECT scan of a traumatic brain injury before and after Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

In this episode Dr. Harch tells us that “hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment for wounds in the body at any location and for any duration.” Doctor Harch talks exclusively about treating wounds in the brain. Treatment for traumatic brain injury is possible using hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Dr. Harch explains in scientific terms how this is done.

DEFINITION

The application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be traced to clinical practice and research in South Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana. It is well known that the practice of HBOT in chronic neurological conditions was pioneered by the late Dr. Richard Neubauer in the 1970s. As mentioned on a previous podcast, Dr. Neubauer began with a unexpected finding of neurological improvement in two multiple sclerosis patients who were being treated with HBOT for chronic bone infections, Dr. Neubauer began applying hyperbaric oxygen to patients with other neurological conditions, primarily stroke. In 1994, he published his first case of HBOT treatment of chronic TBI in the Southern Medical Journal.

For more information visit HBOT in the Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

 

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