The TreatNOW Coalition is a group of citizens, veterans, institutions, and service organizations working pro bono to help brain-injured Veterans and servicemembers suffering from concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TreatNOW has helped over 7,500 individuals with TBI through hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). What TreatNOW is proposing will make a significant contribution to ending those suicides and treating and helping to heal brain injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates between 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. HBOT research studies show that brain injuries do not have to mean a lifetime of crippling pain and severely diminished quality of life, whether for soldiers, athletes, or civilians. HBOT is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while the pressure of the treatment chamber is increased to greater than atmospheric pressure. During HBOT, the pressure can be increased up to three times normal atmospheric pressure creating a higher partial pressure of oxygen. HBOT is one of the safe, alternative therapies the BART Foundation believes may help brain injury survivors.
We encourage everyone to follow and support the work of TreatNOW and review the news and research studies published on their website.