Meanwhile, tens of thousands of young players are actually suffering from concussions and the consequences of mild traumatic brain injury. Given that the issue here is “brain injury” it is amazing that the focus is not on healing the brain. All of the current concussion protocols are based on waiting for the brain to heal. But there are no reliable, clinical tests to tell us how that process is progressing; much less, when it is safe to risk another concussion.
There is strong research and clinical evidence that HBOT (hyperbaric Oxygen therapy) does speed brain healing. It reduces inflammatory processes that lead to tissue and metabolic damage, reduces swelling, dramatically reduces headaches, and drives neurological and vascular healing.
While all the attention seems to be on counting concussions and the physics involved, it is inexcusable to not offer them treatment that is known to speed healing.
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