24 year U.S Army Veteran, 2 x 12 month Combat Deployments (Iraq)
Medically Discharged April 2014; diagnosed mTBI, PTSD (70%), Intermittent Thoracic Strain Syndrome (10%), Tinnitus, Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine, Dishydrosis
History: In 2103 patient was admitted to voluntary inpatient military sponsored psychiatric hospital due to PTSD. Patient remained in the hospital for 2.5 months. Post admittance patient was medically discharged from active duty due to MEB findings for mTBI, PTSD, and ITSS. Patient engaged in counseling and various VA recommended therapies with little or no improvement (treatment resistant PTSD).
Medications: Celexa, Prasosin, Xanax, Ropinirole, Crestor
Patient completed 40 treatments in 40 days.
Treatment began 18 months post separation from the U.S. Army.
Symptoms: (Pre HBOT) (Scale 1-10) Post 40 Treatments
|Symptoms: (Pre HBOT)||(Scale 1 – 10)||Post 40 Treatments||Results|
|Intrusive Thoughts||9||1||Remaining thoughts are manageable|
|Day/Night Terrors||8||0||Completely gone, normal dreams|
|Anxiety or Panic||9||1||Very little – described as normal|
|Hyper Vigilance||10||2||Residual from training – not intrusive|
|Anger||7||1||Manageable / controllable (healthy)|
|Memory Loss||8||1||Some short term memory lapse|
|Insomnia||10||0||Gone – normal sleep cycle restored|
|Poor Concentration||8||1||Gone – easy to focus and maintain|
|Isolation||10||0||Desire for friends/ family interaction restored|
|Aggression||9||1||Little / none – fight response reduced|
|Suppression||8||0||No effort required to suppress|
|Depression||9||1||Gone – feel healthy / optimistic all day|
|Numbness||7||0||Gone, feel reconnected|
|Disassociation||7||0||Gone, not compelled to disconnect|
|Withdrawal||9||0||Gone, feel desire to maintain contact|
|Back Pain||9||3||Still some pain but reduced|
|Tinnitus||6||0||None since completing treatment|
|Brain Fog||9||0||Gone, fully aware and engaged|
|Poor Short Term Memory||9||1||Some residual short term lapses|
|Low Energy||10||0||Energy levels skyrocketed|
|Headaches||9||1||Some residual, local|
|Dizziness||5||0||None since completing treatment|
Substantial improvement in all areas. Primary complaints of PTSD reduces to a report “1” or zero in all primary diagnosis areas. Patient reported that after treatment #15 sleep patterns changed from 3-4 hours of interrupted sleep over an 8-year period to normal pre-deployment levels to 6-8 hours without interruption. Patient (under medical supervision) was able to completely eliminate use of all prescribed medications without adverse affect. Patient noted substantial improvement in energy levels, cognitive ability, motivation, and memory.