What is HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialized oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing process just by breathing in a total body chamber, where increased atmospheric pressure is controlled. It can help a wide variety of symptoms and could be used as an additive to your existing health plan.
How does it work?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works by triggering the body's internal healing mechanisms. Our bodies are responsive to pressure and oxygen. Manipulating the amounts of these variables can trigger the body to activate healing mechanisms like increased blood supply, stem cell, and calming inflammatory reactions. HBOT treats the whole body, and oxygen is perfused more greatly to every cell in the body. This can have specific and systemic positive effects on the body. The hyperbaric chamber at Lakeview Chiropractic can exhibit a maximum of 1.3 atm(atmospheres) of pressure. This is the equivalent pressure of diving down 44 feet in water. While under pressure oxygen continues to account for 21% of the air you breathe however, the increased pressure has allowed for more oxygen molecules to occupy the same space. In this way, your body will diffuse more oxygen molecules into your body. Oxygen helps the body fight infection and also stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells to support healing. Tissue that is injured requires a higher level of oxygen to survive and heal. In this way, extra oxygen can reach the damaged tissues helping the body to support its own healing process. Typically, sessions are administered daily for the course of treatment.
Consult and Walkthrough
30 Minutes. This is your initial appointment. We will review your complaints and determine if hyperbaric could be a helpful therapy. The chamber inflation will be demonstrated. We will agree on a course of therapy and schedule your visits.
10 Treatment Package
Entitles you to 10, 60-minute hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Dr. Nick will be monitoring the sessions to ensure optimal comfort and safety
Currently, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is not covered by any major insurer. The FDA has approved HBOT in the following conditions and they are generally covered by insurance.
These conditions are usually reimbursable by insurance and their care is handled in a hospital setting using a hard chamber that can operate at 100% oxygen with much more pressure. These hospital chambers carry more risk due to increased pressures and the chamber being filled with pure oxygen.