Whether you’ve been concussed recently or have been battling the symptoms of a concussion for years, recovery is in sight. The prevention and treatment of concussions are currently focal points in society today. With entrepreneurs finding new ways to protect the brain from concussion during activity and scientists, technologists, and doctors working together to find ways to improve concussion recovery after the injury has occurred, it seems quite feasible to have full concussion treatment in our near future.

According to the New York Times, “Over the last decade, the Defense Department has spent more than $800 million on brain injury research, with organizations and companies like the National Football League and General Electric spending tens of millions and more. And as people become more aware of the debilitating long-term consequences of repeated concussions, businesses have been chasing salable solutions.”

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by an impact to the brain that leads to swelling and other damages. The Times also reports that “…an estimated 1.7 million Americans are treated every year after suffering concussions from falls, car accidents, sports injuries and other causes.”

Hyperbaric Plus™ Treatment For Concussion

LyfeWell Integrative HealthCare is one such business that is on the leading edge of concussion treatment in Johns Creek. Specializing in sports therapy, LyfeWell has created a one-of-a-kind therapy we like to call Hyperbaric Plus™, which is an enhanced version of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) that research has shown to be an effective treatment for injury recovery, including concussion.

Hyperbaric Plus™ combines HBOT with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) to deliver a non-medical, non-surgical treatment that helps the body heal itself naturally.

Our bodies are rarely exposed to pure oxygen. The air we breathe is tainted with pollution, which diminishes our chances of healing naturally. Oxygen is a powerful element that can heal injury naturally. HBOT is a treatment in which a person is exposed to pure oxygen for an extended period of time to help reinforce the body from the cellular level, giving it the strength it needs function as it’s intended.

What To Expect During Treatment

The 90-minute treatment takes place inside a spacious chamber, either 45- or 60-inches in height. Inside is a comfortable chaise lounge on which patients get cozy with a pillow and blanket brought from home or just relax as is. Many end up falling asleep during treatment while others use it as a good time to catch up on digital entertainment, such as checking in on social media, watching a movie, or playing games.

To start treatment, patients are given a two-way radio that is directly connected with the staff outside the chamber. This keeps our line of communication clear and direct. Once comfortable, therapy begins with 20 minutes of PEMF where the body experiences an awakening. The small electric currents flow through the body and activate the cell membranes, increasing blood flow efficiency. This helps the body receive the pure oxygen delivered during the HBOT portion of treatment.

The remaining 70 minutes of treatment are focused on exposing the body to pure oxygen. The cells are open and the blood is flowing, so the pure oxygen activates the cells by giving them the nutrient and power necessary to help it heal itself.

Some patients report the increase in oxygen is similar to flying in an airplane, regarding the pressure change. After a few moments, you may find it necessary to pop your ears. Altogether, it’s a very relaxing treatment.

Please expect that treatment will not be immediately achieved after one treatment. Every person is different, and it’s our goal to help each patient develop a custom treatment plan based on injury severity and treatment goals.

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