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Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist

Kenneth P. Stoller, MD

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center located in Santa Rosa, CA

A traumatic brain injury can alter the course of your life, causing a variety of changes in your health and personality. To prevent additional complications and help your brain heal from trauma, experienced physician Kenneth P. Stoller, MD, offers innovative hyperbaric oxygen therapy at his Santa Rosa, California, integrative medical center. Dr. Stoller is an expert in using oxygen therapy for improving the health and function of your brain after a devastating injury. Find out if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an option for treating your traumatic brain injury by calling Dr. Stoller’s office or by using the online booking feature.

Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury occurs when your brain suffers damage from a sudden blow to the head or when an object pierces the skull and the brain tissue. This damage can cause the death of vital brain cells that play a role in your overall function.

Common causes of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Falls
  • Abuse
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Incidents of violence

Traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, and severe, depending on the nature of the injury.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

Because traumatic brain injuries are complex, there are a variety of symptoms that may affect your quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Memory loss
  • Balance disorders
  • Impaired perception
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Concentration difficulties

At the time of injury, you may experience a loss of consciousness, vomiting, and speech problems, all symptoms that may point to a traumatic brain injury.

How are traumatic brain injuries treated?

The immediate treatment of a traumatic brain injury involves stabilizing your overall health to prevent additional brain injury and other complications. You may also need to start physical and occupational therapy to address issues like balance problems and memory loss.

Dr. Stoller focuses his treatment for traumatic brain injuries on improving blood circulation and oxygen flow to revive the tissues in the brain. He may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that delivers high doses of pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber.

Increasing oxygen flow in the brain offers many therapeutic benefits for traumatic brain injuries, including:

  • Reduced swelling
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Formation of new blood vessels
  • Efficient healing of capillary walls

While every person has different needs, traumatic brain injuries typically require daily therapy, five days a week for eight weeks. Some people may benefit from additional sessions to further improve results.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also improves your overall health by providing your body with high-quality oxygen necessary to sustain life.

If you’re interested in learning more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can treat your traumatic brain injury, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stoller today by phone or using the online booking feature.