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Medicare and many insurance companies generally cover HBOT for these conditions, but may not do so in every circumstance. Check with your insurance plan before treatment.
***Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss is also covered by selected commercial insurance companies.
HBOT can also help with the following off-label conditions:
Anoxic brain injury is a type of brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation. This can cause serious damage, as the brain depends on oxygen to function properly. In fact, brain cells without enough oxygen will begin to die after about six minutes.
There are several ways someone could suffer anoxic brain damage. Nearly drowning, experiencing a decrease of oxygen flow to the brain due to a heart issue and overdosing on drugs are just a few examples. The effects of an anoxic brain injury can range from balance issues, memory loss, vision problems and/or loss of consciousness.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can promote healing by restoring oxygen levels, and thus, improving the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This can result in blood vessel growth and damaged tissue repair, among other benefits..
Rheumatoid arthritis is considered an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain. Common symptoms include swelling, joint stiffness, fatigue, weight loss and redness. Rheumatoid arthritis, for which there’s no cure, can also lead to bone erosion.
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joints over time from wear and tear. Inflammation is typically localized to the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason total joint replacements occur.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases oxygen in the bloodstream up to 1,200% above normal levels and dramatically decreases inflammation.
Cerebral Palsy is a condition caused by damage to the developing brain while in the womb or during childbirth. Common symptoms include lack of muscle tone, reflexes, motor control, and coordination. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy, but it is not progressive. Therapeutic interventions focus on preventing complications and helping patients live with daily challenges.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy raises oxygen levels in the brain higher than any other therapy available, stimulating a cascade of positive changes to brain physiology.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder that weakens the body for prolonged periods. Bed rest does not improve fatigue of this kind, and the condition is actually made worse by physical or mental exertion. The symptoms include muscle exhaustion, inability to sleep, joint pain, headaches, and difficulty concentrating.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy seeks to relieve general fatigue and pain experienced by patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is a chronic condition that can cause serious pain. Symptoms include terrible swelling, burning, sensitivity to touch, and alterations in skin color, typically to purple or blue.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome may decrease swelling, improve blood flow, and decrease pain.
In Greek, Scleroderma means hardening of the skin. Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease that is estimated to affect just over a quarter of a million Americans each year. One of the most obvious symptoms is hardening or tightening of the skin. Other symptoms of Scleroderma include joint pain, a heightened reaction to cold temperatures and acid reflux, in addition to potential problems to the heart, lungs or kidney.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can accelerate the healing of ischemic wounds that can result from Scleroderma.
Concussions are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that damage the brain. They are often caused by some type of external force, including wounds that penetrate the skull and closed-head injuries.
Concussions can have varying degrees of severity, but all are considered serious injuries that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Professional and adolescent athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports, tend to be more at risk.
TBIs are also the signature wound of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, anyone could suffer a concussion. Sports injures, car and motorcycle accidents, falls—all could result in brain trauma.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may include frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramping, reduced appetite, unexplained weight loss and rectal bleeding.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used to treat Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease because it reduces inflammation, fights infection and decreases pain.
Fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. Symptoms include widespread or localized muscle and joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and tenderness. Most people with fibromyalgia experience fatigue, sleep disturbances, headache, anxiety, and memory problems. Some also report high sensitivity to noises, lights, smells, and temperature changes.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat fibromyalgia patients aims to relieve symptoms.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by reoccurring ulcerations, and includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms include bleeding, weight loss, diarrhea, anemia and abdominal pain.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy benefits patients suffering inflammatory bowel disease by increasing saturation levels within blood plasma and tissues, helping the body’s natural healing process, reducing swelling and inflammation, and eliminating harmful bacteria.
Interstitial Cystitis is also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), bladder pain syndrome (BPS), and chronic pelvic pain. Symptoms include recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and/or pelvic region, and urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (needing to go right away).
The cause is not known but the symptoms can be debilitating
The use if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat interstitial cystitis may significantly improve symptoms.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms of an acute infection can include fever, headache, fatigue, and skin rash but the infection can also be completely asymptomatic. It is most common in the northeast and upper Midwest but is found throughout the rest of the United States and most of the world. About 30,000 Lyme disease cases are reported annually although the vast majority go unreported.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy seeks to attack the disease with enriched oxygen, which increases blood flow. Lyme disease is a microaerophile, meaning that it thrives in low oxygen environments. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can directly kill the organism by flooding it with oxygen.
A migraine is a common reoccurring neurological syndrome characterized by severe headache, nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, and hypersensitivity to lights and sounds. Other common symptoms associated with migraine’s include chills, sweating, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling, and difficulty speaking or concentrating. Cluster headaches are severe headaches, typically around the eye and only affecting one side of the head. They are often associated with watery eyes, nasal congestion, and swelling around the eye.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat migraine and cluster headaches in patients aims to relieve symptoms and help mitigate the severity and frequency of attacks.
In Multiple Sclerosis, an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against myelin—the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers—as well as the nerve fibers themselves located in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
Multiple Sclerosis symptoms are variable and unpredictable but can include fatigue, vision problems, spasticity, walking difficulties, numbness or tingling, weakness, pain, bladder problems, and cognitive changes.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat Multiple Sclerosis patients aims to relieve symptoms and to help prevent attacks and disabilities.
Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. There are two forms of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation that typically lasts for a short period of time and goes away with treatment. Chronic pancreatitis, which generally occurs after acute pancreatitis, is a long-lasting inflammation of the pancreas. Symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, swollen and tender abdomen.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can decrease pancreatic inflammation, swelling, and the debilitating pain associated.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can speed up healing and reduce the recovery time for cosmetic procedures such as:
Rhinoplasty Brazilian butt lift
Tummy tuck/ mommy makeovers
And many more.
You typically can feel the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on as little as one visit.
Our highly trained team will help you achieve the best results possible.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited disease characterized by retinal degeneration. In this condition, photoreceptor cells in the retina, known as rods and cones, die. Since these cells are responsible for capturing images, their destruction results in symptoms that include night blindness, central vision loss, and the inability to distinguish colors.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help patients experiencing retinitis pigmentosa by increasing dissolved oxygen levels in blood plasma and tissue, which may slow the degenerative process, aid healing, and stabilize their visual functionality.
A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. This often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat spinal cord injury patients aims to help improve function.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy plays an important role in optimizing athletic performance and recovery of athletic activities. But perhaps, more significantly, it also accelerates recovery from sports-related injuries and surgery, enabling athletes to get back on the field faster.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat sports injuries aims to relieve symptoms, accelerate recovery, and optimize performance.
A stroke is also known as a “brain attack” and occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. Brain cells and tissue deprived of oxygen and nutrients will begin to die within minutes. Depending on the location and size of oxygen deprivation in the brain, a stroke can lead to small or very large motor, cognitive, and/or sensory deficits.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can reverse tissue oxygen deprivation in the acute setting and after the damage has occurred, HBOT can help re-grow blood vessels and regenerative nerve cells.
All surgeries, even those performed to cure or improve medical conditions, result in wounds that the body will need to heal. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy optimizes the oxygenation (and thus the healing potential) of tissue prior to surgery and accelerates wound healing post operatively.
Although there are many additional examples, pre and post surgical Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can improve recovery from orthopedic procedures or injuries such as an ACL tear, decrease bruising and swelling post plastic surgery, and improve tissue healing after cancer surgeries. HBOT is especially effective in complex surgical cases where where there is a high risk of wound healing complications.
Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, characterized by inflammation of its lining and the development of sores and ulcerations. An abnormal immune system response in which white blood cells misinterpret food and bacteria as invading substances, this condition is discomforting and can become painful. Symptoms include bloody stools, frequent bowel movements and debilitating abdominal pain.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy benefits patients suffering from Ulcerative Colitis by increasing the oxygen levels in plasma and tissues which reduces inflammation and swelling, allowing the tissue to heal.