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How Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center is helping veterans heal

Brain Injury, Veteran Care | Published: August 14th 2019, 01:54PM

We’re proud to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans in Florida

 

Did you hear the great news?

We are very proud to announce that our local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) office chooses us to assist in the healing of their veterans!

We’re an approved Non-VA Care Provider for the following 14 covered conditions:

  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Decompression Sickness (Bends)
  • Diabetic and Selected Wounds
  • Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
  • Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
  • Thermal Burns

 

For more information about how HBOT can help veterans, visit our Research Library.

 

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Jenifer and Erika receiving confirmation that Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center is now an approved Non-VA Care Provider.

 

Veterans, brain injury and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Often known as the “invisible wounds of war”, brain injuries comprise 22% of all combat casualties from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to estimates from the Department of Defense and the Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center.[1] These brain injuries often come in the form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The good news is that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help! There are now 7 states in the United States that approve hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans with brain injury—including Florida, as Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure to allow the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with a state university or Florida College System institution to provide HBOT for veterans.[2]

 

Want to learn more about brain injury treatment options near you?

Contact your local VA location to find a credentialled hyperbaric center near you.

 

hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans

Some of the amazing veterans we’ve been proud to help at Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center

 

How do veterans get brain injuries?

What many people don’t realize is that veterans can develop TBI or PTSD in different ways. It can either be the result of a direct traumatic event, or also because of indirect exposure. When an IED, bomb or missile explodes near a person, a wave of pressure is created which can directly affect the tissues of the brain. In this way, even a blast that’s not a direct hit can have profound lasting effects on a veteran’s brain function.

 

A Traumatic Brain Injury, caused by a blow to the head or a head injury that disrupts normal brain function, can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later.

Depending on the severity of the TBI, symptoms may include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Confusion
  • Loss of coordination
  • Mood changes or mood swings
  • Feelings of depression.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition triggered by a traumatic event. Signs of PTSD may appear within a short time or they can occur years after the event in question.

Symptoms may include:

  • Flashbacks or nightmares about the event
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others
  • Irritable or aggressive behavior
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feelings of depression.

 

hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans

More of our incredible veterans!

 

How hyperbaric oxygen can help with brain injury in veterans

The traditional course of treatment for veterans suffering from TBI or PTSD often involves medication, which in many cases only temporarily alleviates the symptoms.

This is where hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans can offer a more promising solution. 

The increased level of oxygen delivered to your body during HBOT helps to promote the production of stem cells, which in turn can repair damaged tissue around the body, including the brain.[3][4]

Erika Jordan, the Hyperbaric Director and Founder of Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center, has helped to treat many veterans over the course of her career. Over this time, she’s seen dramatic improvements in the health and well-being of veterans following HBOT. 

“SPECT brain scans were completed prior to treatment to confirm injury and again after 40 treatments to evaluate the results,” Erika said. “I can report that every post-treatment SPECT scan I encountered had improvements and many scans reported ‘significant improvement’. Besides the imaging confirmation, their symptoms would be dramatically improved and even eliminated.”

 

Want to learn more about brain injury treatment options near you?

Contact your local VA location to find a credentialled hyperbaric center near you.

 

Sources:

1: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

2: FOX35: Governor DeSantis backs treatment options for veterans

3: WPLG Local 10: How hyperbaric oxygen therapy is helping war veterans

4: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Blog: Hyperbaric treatments offer new promise for Veterans with chronic PTSD

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