Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Crosby: Alternative Treatment for Brain Injuries
The Crosby Clinic in San Diego likes to stay on the cutting edge of new treatment methods for brain injuries. With the way science is constantly evolving and moving forward, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends or risk being left behind, especially when it comes to brain injury treatment. That is why the Crosby Clinic uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an amazing and effective medical treatment for brain injuries – especially those related to football and other contact sports. Former-NFL player Joe Namath swears by it.
Enhance Your Body’s Ability to Heal with 100% Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that consists of pumping pure and unfiltered oxygen into the body. Along with inhaling 100% oxygen, the chamber is pressure controlled, increasing the atmospheric pressure to magnify the effects. The treatment enhances the body’s ability to heal naturally, allowing for a quicker and more effective recovery.
In the human body, oxygen makes its way throughout the body by way of red blood cells, but HBOT expands oxygen’s reach by dissolving it into bodily fluids, the central nervous system, lymph nodes, the bones, and plasma. This allows oxygen to fully circulate throughout the entire body, including to places where blood circulation is blocked or not at full capacity. Oxygen then can go unfiltered to damaged tissue in the brain to help the healing process by maximizing the potency of white blood cells, more rapidly growing new blood vessels, and reducing swelling.
The Future of Head Injury Treatment is Here with HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a great alternative when traditional medical practices are not adequate working. Oxygen is an essential part of the healing process, and without sufficient oxygen in the tissues in the brain, healing cannot take place. By providing extra oxygen to brain tissue, it aids the healing process with minimal side effects.
HBOT also can improve the overall quality of life for patients, making them feel healthier and more energized. HBOT can be used to treat head and brain injuries, as well as a stroke, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, circulatory issues and wounds that do not heal.
Side Effects and Safety of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
At the Crosby Clinic, we ensure your safety by having a trained medical professional with you at all times. However, like most medical procedures, there are some inherent risks, albeit minor ones. All in all, HBOT is very safe and comes with minimal risk.
One of the most common side effects of HBOT is slight trauma to the ears and sinuses from the change in atmospheric pressure. Our team will make sure to do everything possible to prevent the barotrauma, but it still may occasionally occur. Other side effects include temporary vision changes and the possibility of oxygen toxicity.
Contact Crosby About HBOT Treatment Today!
The Crosby Clinic specializes in head trauma and injuries, using the latest and greatest technology to make sure you can properly heal and recover. Why are you waiting? Call Crosby today at (760) 751-1234 and start your path to recovery! We accept most major insurances.