The U.S. Department of Defense reports that 250,000 veterans sustained traumatic brain injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have a wide range of effects. Some heal by themselves, and others cause long-term effects like lifelong headaches, memory loss, disability and depression. Some estimate that suicides will kill more soldiers than combat this year.
Fortunately, there is hope for soldiers and other TBI victims seeking aid: oxygen.
A treatment called hyberbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps victims receive healing oxygen in a completely non-invasive way. The patient stands inside a pressurized chamber that fills with pure oxygen. The oxygen is absorbed into the patient’s blood, and the oxygenized blood helps repair damaged portions of the brain.
Ryan Fullmer of Denver reported remarkable success with HBOT. A stroke in his childhood left him unable to walk, and he frequently had severe headaches. A week of treatment improved his walking and eliminated his headaches.
Dr. Paul Harch has studied HBOT for years. He said that veterans with brain damage “showed significant improvements on most measures of intelligence, function and quality of life” after 40 sessions.
This is excellent news for anyone suffering from a traumatic brain injury. If you know someone suffering from a TBI, we can help you seek justice against wrongdoing that caused the brain injury to help pay for treatments like HBOT. Take advantage of our free consultations to learn more. Call (615) 866-3938 for more information.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14