“Hyperbaric Oxygen has improved my livelihood overall by giving me more independence in my life. Its given me more power to do things on my own.”
Ryley faced a life-altering injury after diving headfirst into the shallow end of a pool, resulting in a broken neck at C5 C6 and leaving him quadriplegic. The sudden transition from being extremely independent to requiring 24-hour care was a challenging adjustment. The most significant struggle for Ryley was accepting the permanence of his condition and the drastic change in his life. However, through connections and word of mouth, Ryley was introduced to the team at Extivita. With an open mindset and eagerness for any opportunity to improve, Ryley embarked on his journey with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
Ryley’s spinal cord injury left him quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down. Such injuries often result in a loss of motor and sensory functions below the injury site, drastically affecting the individual’s mobility, independence, and overall quality of life.
Promoting Neural Repair
The increased oxygen levels provided by HBOT can stimulate the repair of damaged nerve cells and potentially promote the regeneration of neural pathways, leading to improved motor and sensory functions.
Spinal cord injuries often result in inflammation, which can further damage the spinal cord. HBOT helps reduce this inflammation, preventing additional damage and promoting healing.
Enhancing Physical Function
Ryley experienced noticeable improvements in his physical functions after undergoing HBOT. While the exact extent of his gains isn’t specified, the therapy played a significant role in his journey towards increased independence and mobility.