What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when the blood flow is cut off to a certain area of the brain. When an artery becomes blocked, this results in an ischemic stroke. when a blood vessel bursts or leaks, it becomes a hemorrhagic stroke. Within minutes of a stroke, the affected brain tissue become hypoxic and are simply lacking oxygen. Some of the long term effects of a stroke includes paralysis, slurred speech, droopiness, memory loss, decrease motor skills and more.
Some of the main treatments for stroke recovery include, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation. These are all wonderful therapies but most stroke survivors plateau after a certain amount of time. Unfortunately most of the damaged tissue to the brain still remains without blood flow and becomes dormant, limiting the available to continue improvement.
How Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help?
The hyperbaric pressure forces the oxygen to dissolve and hyper oxygenate every tissue, muscle, fluid, and bone in the body. With consecutive treatments, HBOT is able to get blood flow back to the injured areas of the brain and accelerate healing. Many of our patients have finished treatment with improved speech, balance, motor skills, ability to have an improved quality of life.
Below are some of the most recent studies, as well as video testimonials using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for stroke. Give us a call today to learn more.