Today’s article in Neurology Today by Olga Rukovets discusses the latest study that found evidence Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps children to alleviate symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. The article references independent experts, limitations of the study, and the demanding need for more research on this topic.

The medical community has had mixed response to the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat concussion over the years, with studies showing inconsistent or inconclusive results.

But now, a randomized, sham-control trial aims to bring clarity to the evidence for the protocol, which involves breathing 100 percent pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.

Shai Efrati, MD, medical director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center in Be’er Ya’akov, Israel, and chair of Aviv Scientific’s Medical Advisory Board, and colleagues set out to evaluate the effects of HBOT in children experiencing persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) for at least six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).