In spite of this epidemic of head injuries in young athletes and kids just playing at the playground, the medical community continues to ignore strong and promising evidence that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help the brain HEAL. It is well known to reduce the inflammation and tissue damage that are triggered by concussion.
Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years.
Using data from hospitals, doctor visits and athletic trainers, the investigators estimated between 1 million and 1.9 million concussions occur annually among kids aged 18 and younger due to sports and recreation injuries.
But more than half a million of these head injuries aren’t seen in emergency rooms or by physicians, which is why official tallies are usually too low, they noted.
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