The subject is a fifteen year old male who presented at Health Evolution after being discharged the same day from hospital.
Tyrone had an accident while playing on a ramp with his scooter. Although wearing a helmet, his head injury was so severe that a bleed in the brain was suspected and because the ambulance could not come to the scene quickly enough, he was air-lifted from Kapiti to Wellington hospital.
He was admitted to Wellington hospital on the 22 of April and remained in hospital for eight days. During this time he was not able to walk and had to use a wheel chair. To get up from the wheel chair he needed a walking frame.
An MRI was performed but showed no damage to the brain. This is not uncommon with head injuries as the inflammation does not appear for ten to fourteen days. The doctors booked him in to ABI for concussion rehabilitation in the weeks ahead.
His mother brought him to Health Evolution and his symptoms on the day included, dizziness, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, confusion and most of all pain in his head.
After a full interview and a brain gauge, we began with 10 minutes PT-120 pemf treatment using a coil on the right side of his head and then HBOT 1.5 ATA for 90 minutes immediately after that.
The first film of Tyrone is taken before his first treatment. He reports that his head pain when he first had the accident is 10/10. He is dizzy and has lost his balance. In the film you can see that he is still wearing his hospital identification bracelet and he is walking with great difficulty. He is obviously in pain and is still disoriented.
In the second film we see Tyrone after four HBOT treatments. His demeanour has completely changed and his expression is a lot happier. His communication is quick and alert. His pain has dropped to 3/10 He walks with little to no difficulty.
By the sixth treatment he reports no head pain and has not taken any pain killers that day. He is still sleeping most of the day and has very bad fatigue but other than that, there are no other symptoms as recorded when he first came in.
His treatment will continue to 40 consecutive PT-120 and HBOT sessions so that we can fully heal the wound in his brain. He will then rest for a month or two and we will reassess his condition. Our hope is that he will not need any further HBOT after 40 treatments.