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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for concussion, traumatic brain injury, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms

Whether you’re competing in a contact sport or running track and field, both major and minor injuries are an inevitable fact for most athletes. According to the CDC, nearly 3 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are reported every year. Almost 10% occur while playing sports. 

While some athletes do not experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury, those who do may greatly benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), an FDA-cleared approach to healing. 

Head Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussion Symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)

A concussion is typically a result of a powerful hit or jolt to your head or body. It can occur from a car accident, sports injury, or even a simple trip and fall. 

This type of brain injury can have a profound impact on your family, social life, and career. Symptoms include headaches and problems with concentration, memory loss, and difficulty with balance and coordination, mood, anxiety, and sleep. If left unaddressed, long-term effects include personality changes, smell and taste dysfunction, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, permanent memory loss, and even cognitive decline. 

How Does HBOT Treat Traumatic Brain Injury?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a high-quality, holistic approach to treating the body. It works by raising the air pressure within the chamber to a level that is higher than normal. The increased air pressure helps the lungs collect 100% (pure) oxygen that fuses to the tissues and fluids that need it and helps the body heal. To benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, patients will likely need more than one session. The number of sessions depends upon the type and severity of your condition. 

Navy SEALs undergo Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

Other injuries and conditions that may be helped with HBOT therapy:

  • ACL and other ligament injuries 
  • Muscle strains and fatigue 
  • Cartilage damage 
  • Headaches 
  • Mood issues 
  • Sleep issues 
  • Cognition issues 
  • Chronic pain 


If you are suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussion symptoms or PTSD, get the healing you need by taking a high-quality, holistic treatment approach. 

Dr. Steven G. Meress, MD, FACP, ABHM and his team at Forum Health Fond du Lac work to fully understand and treat your traumatic brain injury and post-concussion symptoms. 

To learn more, call (920) 922-5433 or contact us today