A large number of these young people should receive immediate treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). According to a new study by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association “Concussion diagnoses spiked 71 percent for patients ages 10 through 19 during the six-year study period.
They warn that “Fall is the peak concussion season for patients ages 10 through 19 with the most dramatic increases seen among males.” All parents and school athletic faculty must be trained to reduce the risk of head injury, be highly alert to any signs of concussion, and seek treatment immediately. Simply watching for symptoms to resolve is NOT treatment. HBOT directly results in reduced inflammation, headaches and the metabolic processes that may lead to long-term cognitive difficulties and physical symptoms.