This finding strongly supports HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) for the treatment of head injury. It is well known that inflammatory processes in the brain are triggered by concussion. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center have now linked that inflammation to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the progressive degenerative disease being seen in football players, active military personnel and veterans. Reduction of inflammation is one of the most well established effects of HBOT. Following the initial head injury, inflammatory processes may go unchecked and continue to cause neurological and vascular damage in the brain for weeks, months or years. HBOT is a powerful tool in stopping those inflammatory processes. While much more research such as this is critical, there is no excuse for not treating head injuries with HBOT.
Scientists identify brain inflammation and CTE connection
By Ryan Maass | Nov. 2, 2016 at 12:59 PM