Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Chronic Pain
“Can hyperbarics help with my chronic pain?”
The answer is always “yes,” and here are the reasons why.
One of the hallmarks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is inflammation reduction. All pain in the body is caused by one or multiple forms of inflammation.
Take Neuropathic pain for instance in the form of Diabetic Neuropathy. Lack of blood flow into the extremities starves the cells/nerves from Oxygen. Once the cells/Nerves start to die from the Hypoxic environment. Once this happens, swelling (inflammation) starts, and this is when the first symptoms, tingling pain in the legs starts. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy starts to force high doses of Oxygen into these hypoxic areas, and also starts to release anti-inflammatory molecules to calm the nerves.
Or take knee pain from destruction or loss of cartilage. Once the cartilage begins to breakdown or be displaced, the bone on bone contact causes massive amounts of inflammation to accumulate in the joints.
So whenever anyone suffering from pain gets into a Hyperbaric Chamber, the turning off of pro-inflammatory molecules (cytokines), and bringing down the localized inflammation, pain reduction is almost instantaneous.
**A great testimonial video can be found on our webpage with a Mr. Jerry Bird.**
Anyone suffering from chronic pain should consider Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as an adjunct add on to your current treatment.
*Check with your Doctor before using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.*