Concussion & Headache
Whether it's due to a sports injury, car accident, or other trauma, a concussion can produce headaches, problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Our office provides a break through hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is literally one of the only known brain-healing treatments.
First and foremost oxygen therapy is completely drug free. Oxygen simply supports the brain's own healing processes. Patients spend one hour sessions in a chamber breathing 95% oxygen (delivered through re-breather mask) at an atmosphere and a half of pressure, which provides the brain about 12 times the amount of oxygen it would normally get.
The brain is the most highly metabolic organ in our body. It consumes 20% of the oxygen we breathe, despite only accounting for about 2% of our body weight. With that much metabolic activity, the brain is normally slow to heal because it struggles to feed and repair itself simultaneously. However, when bathed in plentiful oxygen, more resources are available for healing. We typically see a significant acceleration in healing for concussion patients, and also tremendous breakthroughs for people with chronic headaches.
Oxygen is also a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it causes blood vessels to shrink, thereby relieving pressure on the brain. Dr. Zinnanti sometimes explains to patients that caffeine is another vasoconstrictor, which is why it's a popular headache treatment. But unlike coffee, oxygen not only relieves pain, it promotes healing as well.
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"My son had a traumatic brain injury a couple years ago. Besides the oxygen therapy, Dr. Zinnanti has discovered several treatments which are making a real difference. Where other doctors seem to just wish you the best, Dr. Zinnant's determination and compassion are incredibly refreshing."
Linda Appleton, Parent
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