Marine Corps Lt. Col. (ret.) Alan Burghard, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient and a technical advisor for the CBS television program “NCIS: Los Angeles”, attributes his TBI improvement to HBOT.
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 1:13 am | Updated: 1:15 am, Mon Jul 21, 2014.
By NEIL YOUNG THE DAILY NEWS
"Marine Corps Lt. Col. (ret.) Alan Burghard, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient and a technical advisor for the CBS television program “NCIS: Los Angeles”, attributes his TBI maximum medical improvement to HBOT.
In Iraq in 2004, the convoy in which Burghard was traveling was hit by insurgents who detonated an artillery shell. He wasn’t hit by shrapnel but “the shock wave kind of banged me up against the door” and he was knocked out.
It sheared a circular canal, part of the vestibular system of the brain, giving Burghard migraine headaches. “That still took a couple years to diagnose,” he said...
“I filled out a ream of paperwork to be a ‘human test subject,’” Burghard said. In early 2010, he spent six weeks in New Orleans receiving treatment at no cost to him. Therapy lasted an hour at a time, with two sessions per day, 40 hours total. Burghard stayed on his medicine during treatment and “ended it my last day.”
As the result of the HBOT, Burghard’s sleep and cognitive abilities improved and he gained back his 20 IQ points.