According to a study completed by Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University, Dr. Paul Harch, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is able to dramatically help veterans with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even three years after the veterans sustained an injury to the brain, one month of hyperbaric oxygen therapy was able to induce improvements in brain blood flow, cognition, symptoms, and quality of life. The veterans also experienced fewer suicidal thoughts. More specifically, improvements were seen in 92% of vets experiencing short-term memory problems, 87% of those complaining of headaches, 93% of those with cognitive deficits, 75% with sleep disruption, and 93% with depression. There were also improvements in irritability, mood swings, impulsiveness, balance, motor function, IQ, and blood flow in the brain, as well as a reduction in PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts. And there was a reduction in, or in some cases, the complete elimination of psychoactive and narcotic prescription medication usage in 64% of those previously prescribed the medication. TBI and PTSD severely and disproportionately affects veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Approximately 546,000 have TBI, PCS and PTSD, but their treatment options have been limited. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an effective and economical treatment for PCS and PTSD, without the dangerous and negative side effects of anti-psychotic medications.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.