Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Chronic PainAug 31, 2021 10:08AM ● By Dr. Roger Hunter
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) involves breathing 100 percent pure oxygen while inside a closed chamber. Oxygen dissolves into the plasma and diffuses into every cell of the body including bone and the brain. Essentially, HBOT heals wounds in the body by forming new blood vessels and stimulating stem cells along with many other things.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can be so painful that the patient cannot walk. HBOT can resolve this to the point that the patient can resume normal activities.
Fibromyalgia is another condition that standard medical care seems unable to resolve. Dr. Shai Efrati director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research in Israel, did a study of 60 patients that showed that HBOT can significantly reduce fibromyalgia syndrome.
Radiation is used to kill cancer cells, but unfortunately healthy tissue is damaged as well. This most commonly results in wounds to the jaw, bladder, rectum, vagina, and breast all resulting in chronic pain. HBOT is the only therapy that can repair this damage and it is covered by insurance.
Migraines and cluster headaches respond extremely well to HBOT. Headaches and brain fog caused by concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and PTSD respond extremely well also. Dr. Daphne Denham has shown that when concussions are treated with HBOT within the first 10 days, permanent brain injury (TBI) can be prevented. When the concussion becomes a TBI or PTSD, Efrati and others have shown that through new blood vessel growth and stem cell recruitment the brain can be repaired, and the headaches eliminated. For military veterans with PTSD, this is literally a lifesaver.
Dr. Roger Hunter is the co-founder and CEO of Nirvana Hyperbaric Institute located at 146 Medical Park Rd. Ste. 110, in Mooresville. For more information and appointments, call 704-471-4100 or visit www.NirvanaHBO.com. See https://tinyurl.com/HBOTFibromyalgia and https://tinyurl.com/HBOTforTBI for research details.
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