HBOT AND CEREBRAL PALSY?
Cerebral palsy results in significant numbers of handicapped children today, and its causes are many. These brain injuries are due to oxygen deprivation with resultant tissue hypoxia due to poor oxygen delivery and uptake in the brain. These abnormalities can be documented by brain SPECT Scans that demonstrate central nervous system areas of decreased brain perfusion and function.
HBOT usually administered in blocks of 40 low pressure 1 hour sessions can improve gross motor function as well as having beneficial effects on performance and activities of daily living, attention, working memory, speech and language. Beneficial effects on seizure frequency and severity are often noted. Post treatment brain SPECT scanning is recommended and can demonstrate improvements in delivery of oxygen to see the deprived areas. (See Rebecca N.’s testimony)