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1 out of every 10 veterans back from combat in Iraq report serious mental health issues...

 

 

 
 
 
According to a recent Scientific American report, veterans of war have been known to suffer from cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  depression and traumatic brain injury in addition to any physical wounds.   A new study of thousands of U.S. Army soldiers returning from combat duty in Iraq found up to 31 percent reported symptoms of PTSD or depression as long as a year after returning from the battlefield.
 

 

And TBI is not just a "Military" caused condition...

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild," i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to "severe," i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health issue for Americans.

 

 

Each year, TBI contributes to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from "mild" to "severe". 


 
 

An estimated 1.7 million TBI-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits occur in the U.S. each year. Nearly 80% of these individuals are treated and released from an emergency department. TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States, or about 52,000 deaths annually. For More information on TBI visit our Conditions Page on: Traumatic Brain Injury

   

brainxray3 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been garnering more and more attention in the last few years. The reason is simple; HBOT is proving to be an incredibly safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions such as autism, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, serious burns, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, migraines, Parkinson’s to name just a few.


In fact, currently there are approximately 66 different medical conditions where HBOT is being used for treatment. And one of the most serious conditions is showing some of the most significant results: TBI (traumatic brain injury).

 The results of HBOT treatment for TBI has become so compelling that beginning in January 2012, Ft. Carson was one of five military bases participating in an 18 month study of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for TBI soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered a TBI injury. It is a tremendously important study that is being conducted under strict scientific guidelines. I believe the results will open the floodgates to widespread HBOT use by validating this therapy as a truly effective treatment option.

It is estimated that Ft. Carson alone has some 8,500 soldiers who have suffered a TBI over the years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Unfortunately, this study will only offer treatment to a tiny fraction of the Ft. Carson soldiers who could be helped by this wonderful therapy.

 

Why the SOS Program?

This is where Pikes Peak Hyperbaric (PPH) and you come in! We are a mild HBOT clinic with offices in Colorado Springs and Denver. Up to this point we’ve only served the consumer direct market. Now, we have a unique membership-based program that offers the lowest HBOT prices in Colorado especially tailored to the needs of our customers.

Corporate Sponsorship Program...

We’d like to give something back to our Ft. Carson soldiers who supporttroopshave sacrificed so much for us. So we’re introducing our SOS (Save Our Soldiers) corporate program. Here’s how it works;

 
    • For a monthly membership fee of $50.00, all employees of your company will be entitled to purchase HBOT sessions for the low $50.00/session member pricing of our consumer program (but without the individual $25.00 monthly membership fee).
    • Each month PPH will take that $50.00 Corporate Sponsor fee and turn it into a credit for one HBOT session for a soldier
    • In addition, PPH will match that session and donate a second free session. This means that for every sponsor on the program we can give "2 free sessions" to a soldier in need of HBOT.


      These free sessions will be put into an account for a Ft. Carson soldier who needs HBOT treatment, but is not part of the upcoming study and can’t afford private treatment.

       
      The typical protocol for HBOT treatment for TBI is an initial 40-session "block". The goal is to accumulate 40 free sessions, sponsor a soldier in need and then follow his/her progress through the course of their treatment.

      For every 20 companies that participate in our SOS program we can sponsor and begin treatment for one soldier each month (20 sessions donated by corporations, matched by 20 sessions donated by PPH for a 40 session regime).

       

      Follow current and past soldier success stories here.

      See the current sponsors of the S.O.S. program here.

       

       

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