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NATURAL THERAPY for Concussions In Athletes

As kids and parents prepare for the upcoming sports season it's important to shed light on concussions & contact sports. With over 7 million adolescents participating in school sports every year, concussion is a serious risk for those in contact or collision sports.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by an impact to the head. Your brain is made up of soft tissue and surrounded by spinal fluid, the skull surrounds the brain and protects it. Concussions are normally caused by a blow to the head. Violently shaking of the head and upper body also can cause concussions. An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million athletes annually suffer concussions, according to the Brain Injury Research Institute.

Concussions are a risk for young athletes in all sports -- not just football

According to Science Daily The athletes age averaged between 14-18 with nearly 62% being males. Football yielded the most concussions (27.7%), followed by hockey (21.8%), soccer (17%), basketball (9 %) and cheerleading (4.2%). From the study's participants, 72 played in "Other" sports and accounted for 20.3% of the total number of concussions. Overall, 14 % reported suffering from amnesia and 33 % reported a history of concussions.

Signs & symptoms of a concussion

Symptoms may not show up immediately and may be subtle so it's important to monitor these athletes after a hit to the head. The most common symptoms are confusion, headache and loss of memory. However some other symptoms may include

  • Headache

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue or drowsiness

  • Blurry vision

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment may be able to help

The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may aid in treating concussions by relieving symptoms and promoting damaged tissue repair or blood vessel growth. HBOT promotes healing by increasing the oxygen concentration in the body at the cellular level.

HBOT is FDA approved and has been proven effective as adjunctive therapy for specific indications. It is used around the world. HBOT has clearly been demonstrated to drastically enhance the body’s ability to heal.

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