Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain.
During the acute stage (first 30 days) which occurs after the injury, medical treatment is aimed at life-saving and damage minimizing measures such as judicious use of specific drugs and sometimes surgery. At this stage, the addition of stem cells to the patient’s treatments can be the difference between “having a life of quality” and a “life time of lost functions” with little quality of life! It is during these first few days that all of the difference is made for the rest of that person’s life. Unfortunately, stem cells are so little used and so little understood by the average doctor or surgeon that this choice is almost never mentioned.
In some instances the best route to getting desired result might be to move the patient to a facility that allows some latitude in terms of off-label use of treatments for TBI such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Each case is unique and TBI patients and their caregivers are encouraged to call Dr. Steenblock for input. For example, he might be able to point you to a hospital close to you that offers hyperbaric oxygen, intravenous magnesium, etc. for TBI.
Once a TBI sufferer is stabilized, they enter a “chronic stage” which typically involves rehabilitation, occupational, language and/or speech therapies (if indicated) and physiotherapy. Most of our patients come to Dr. Steenblock at this stage rather than the acute stage.
If you have TBI, take heart: There is scientific evidence that indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help offset brain damage during the acute stage, and gradually bring about improvements in TBI patients in the chronic stage. Over the past three decades Dr. Steenblock has created a comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation program including HBOT that has produced many dramatic turnarounds.
In his decades of private practice, Dr Steenblock has established himself as a pioneer in many fields of medicine. From stroke care and acute brain trauma to regenerative and cell-based medicine in the treatment of ALS, Cerebral Palsy and other chronic and degenerative diseases, what has separated Dr Steenblock from his peers is his unique and comprehensive approach to patient care:
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