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    Post-concussion headaches
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    MIrandaLP posted:
    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can provide significant relief for headaches that are concussion symptoms. My husband's first 3 symptomatic TBI's were in 1997, 2002, and 2005. He's had multiple symptomatic concussions since then. HBOT provides relief when he's in the hyperbaric chamber during a session and after a number of sessions, headaches are generally reduced. The treatment is so effective his neurologist has written that it's a mandatory part of my husband's ongoing care. HBOT also provides at least some tissue healing, another reason for my husband's neurologist's support. The differences in cognition, symptom relief, and functionality after a round of HBO sessions has repeatedly been dramatic for my husband and for other people we witnessed who had had strokes or cerebral palsy and were getting treatment in the same facility.
    The protocol my husband has used recommended by the first clinic he went to is 1.5 ATA (atmospheres of pressure), 1 hour at pressure, breathing pure oxygen while in the hyperbaric chamber and 40 sessions in a row (with weekend breaks) before taking time away from the treatment to avoid oxygen toxicity. Sessions at 1.75 ATA or higher suppress the immune system so although those higher pressures are needed for come time of treatments for other conditions, it's not recommended for concussion treatment.
    I do not know if HBOT would work for migraines. I know if I had the option and had migraines, I'd give it a try.
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