Hyperbaric Treatment for Fibromyalgia

What is Hyperbaric Treatment Used For?

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is more commonly known for treating decompression sickness in scuba divers who surface too fast. However, the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment goes beyond that.

Hyperbaric treatment is effective when it comes to treating all sorts of skin surface conditions such as infections, diabetic ulcers, tissue death, spider bites, burns etc. It can also help in recovery after a skin grafting procedure. It is also effective in respiratory conditions such as gas poisoning and bubbles in blood vessels.

In recent year, hyperbaric treatment is used as alternative therapy for various conditions and disorders ranging from infertility to Alzheimers disease.

How Does Hyperbaric Treatment Help Fibromyalgia?

A study done at the University of Tel Aviv showed some evidences that hyperbaric treatment helped to substantially improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It has potential to induce neuroplasticity, while significantly correct the abnormal brain activity in affected pain areas of fibromyalgia patients. In other words, hyperbaric treatment can help to correct the abnormal brain functioning affecting nerve activities which possibly triggers fibromyalgia.


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  1. says: Willie

    It’s should be about choice, with pain medicine it’s a one side fit all. Some people need more and others need less. We nee better choices safer choices.

  2. says: Tina Tremain

    Unfortunately for most patients this is not even close to being an affordable option and treatment locations are few and far between unless you are in a large city.

  3. says: Anita

    I went and had a session of this last week, and it took all of my pain away. I am still painfree and not feeling like an old woman. I would certainly do it again.

  4. says: Priscilla

    I had 10 treatment at a total cost of $1250. The improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms was minimal. I was told I would need about 40 treatments to see any serious results.
    I did, however, talk to several veterans with traumatic brain and other injuries as well as someone with Parkinson’s all who reported slow but substantial improvement with 40-80 treatments.

  5. says: Colleen Molloy

    I haven’t tried hyperbaric chamber treatment but I recall being at my best when I was able to regularly scuba dive which I guess is the same thing. I think I will give this a go. But it may need ongoing therapy and not be a permanent cure. Guess that takes time to establish in research.

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