On 2/19/07 I was in an auto accident. It resulted in a hemorrhage in the right temporal lobe and a hematoma at the brain-stem. I spent 4-5 months at in-patient rehab. After rehab neuropathic pain began. I was to take 8 pain meds a day. Docs didn’t know what to do with me and essentially gave up. Through my Asperger Syndrome was exacerbated by the TBI (traumatic brain injury) I was able to research on my own and discovered I was misdiagnosed (needed more physical therapy) and stopped taking pain-meds cold turkey. I didn’t give up. I learned alternative noninvasive therapies could be beneficial. I tried acupuncture, Reiki, acupressure and HBOT and realized positive results. I used to ambulate with a cane and couldn’t drive as I was experiencing intense flu like pain symptoms everyday. It was HBOT that lessened the neuropathy as it concentrated oxygen in the nerve tracts and allowed me to drive myself to continue physical therapy. I now walk w/o a cane and have better range of motion. I still have some limitations, but slowly they are diminishing.
JR, 47, New Alexander, Ohio