Jenks Health Team - Family Medicine
Combining New Technologies with the Expertise
and Safety of Traditional Medicine
Jenks Health Team, 715 West Main Street, Suite K, Jenks, Oklahoma 74037
Hyperbaric Department: 918-299-2658, HBOT Fax 918-299-2693
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jenkshealthteam.com
Help for PTSD and TBI
Assisting our Nation's Heroes with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Healing with High Levels of Oxygen
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy utilizes a submarine-like vessel to safely pressurize the occupant while
providing pure oxygen for breathing.
Why Increased Pressure?
Oxygen is essential for the proper functioning of every cell in the body. Increased pressure in the
hyperbaric chamber provides high levels of oxygen throughout the body, stimulating repair and growth
of new tissue relating to wounds as well as brain tissue.
Mechanisms of Repair with HBOT
~Repair of damaged/leaky blood vessels.
~Reduced swelling within the skull.
~Elimination of toxin buildup.
~Stimulating normal brain activity.
~Prompting growth of new blood vessels to maintain on-going healthy brain function.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A Physical Injury to the Brain Affecting Mental/Emotional Outcomes
The effect of TBI's, resulting in a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Dysfunction (PTSD) are an
expected outcome of the concussive effects of modern warfare. Just one head impact or IED exploding
nearby, with or without loss of consciousness, has been known to cause brain injury. Many soldiers
have experienced many such concussive events.
PTSD is a condition where a competent person losses the ability to function or cope in previously
mastered areas of life. This initially shows up as inabilities to adjust to civilian life and its' closest
PTSD Can Include the Following:
~Cognitive Loss: Decline in the ability to thinking or reason, memory loss (short or long term),
perception or decreased ability to learn.
~Emotional Instability: Sleeplessness, depression, mood swings, rage, suicidal, homicidal tendencies.
~Mental Disturbance: Intense preoccupation or fear with the unseen, sometimes haunted by images,
voices or bad memories.
SPECT Brain Scan
Shown are two frontal 3D SPECT images of a patient experiencing devastating loss of physical,
emotional and mental health due to a traumatic head injury.
The left scan image: taken before HBOT,
appears to have areas missing,
representing areas of insufficient blood
flow with corresponding loss of brain
The right scan image: taken after HBOT,
has a smooth fullness indicating restored
blood flow with the associated restored
Restored Brain Function
Quality of life improved in the following areas following HBOT:
~Temper tantrums and mood swings greatly reduced.
~Improved balance following injury related paralysis.
~Marked recovery of physical endurance.
~Regained substantial ability to read and write.
Assisting our Nations' Heroes
According to the Rand Report (Invisible Wounds of War, 4/2008) as many as 660,000 of the 1.5 million
United States servicemen and women sent to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 have incurred and are now
suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or
combinations of all three. The consequences of these disorders are significant and include marital discord,
unemployment, societal dysfunction, violence upon family members and loved ones, alcohol and drug
abuse, criminal activity, and 15 suicides/day, the highest of any U.S. military conflict in history. In
addition, these men and women are no longer fit for duty and are discharged from the military for a variety
of reasons or medically boarded out of the military. The loss of experience and intellectual capital is
expected to compromise the future of our voluntary military. The fact that there is no effective treatment
for TBI and partially effective treatment for PTSD contributes to the despair of these individuals, but also
severely compromises recruitment efforts, the lifeblood of the military.
Qualifying Criteria for Treatment
~Skeletal or joint related injury
~Had experienced mild to severe TBI
~TBI initiated PTSD
~Non TBI related PTSD
~Dependency on critical life support