What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, typically within a hyperbaric chamber. This therapy treats various medical conditions and is based on the principle that increasing oxygen concentration in the body can promote healing and recovery. If room air contains about 21 percent of oxygen, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can provide 100 percent. South Jordan Chiropractic Healthcare in South Jordan, UT, can provide oxygen therapy. More information is included in the article below.
How Long for this Therapy to Work?
It depends on your medical condition and your personal treatment goals. It is crucial to understand that healing takes time. However, it is your body's job to do the actual recovery. On average, you will need about 40 sessions for most conditions. You should get one or two sessions a day during the first week. Three sessions per week are recommended after the first week of the treatment. Certain conditions require more frequent sessions.
What Does This Treatment Look Like?
During an HBOT session, you lay on a bed in an enclosed tube or chamber. Our chiropractor will slowly increase the pressure in the chamber. You may experience a similar feeling on an airplane when your ears get clogged. One session lasts about an hour and a half. Once it is over, our chiropractor will open a release valve and guide you out.
How Safe Is HBOT Therapy?
In general, this therapy is safe. Certain side effects are possible, but most are rare. For example, in rare cases, this therapy can cause seizures, lung fluid, and lung damage. Therefore, it is better to discuss this therapy with our chiropractor before.
What Are the Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
HBOT offers a range of potential benefits for various medical conditions. While the effectiveness of HBOT can vary depending on the condition being treated, this non-invasive and safe chiropractic treatment has the following benefits:
- Enhanced Wound Healing: HBOT can accelerate the healing of chronic and non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, and pressure sores. It promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation, and encourages the formation of new blood vessels, which aids in wound closure.
- Management of Traumatic Injuries: HBOT may treat traumatic injuries, such as crush injuries and severe soft tissue injuries. It can reduce tissue swelling and improve oxygen delivery to injured areas.
- Potential Benefits for Brain Injuries: While research is ongoing, some studies suggest HBOT may benefit traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and conditions like stroke. It is believed to help reduce brain swelling and improve oxygen supply to damaged brain tissues.
Visit South Jordan Chiropractic
South Jordan Chiropractic Healthcare in South Jordan, UT, is here if you want a clinic that offers HBOT therapy. We offer quality chiropractic care and various effective chiropractic treatments. We know how to treat different conditions and promote recovery. Contact us at (801) 446-5100 to schedule an appointment and start your journey to wellness.