INTRODUCTION TO HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)
What is a HBOT?
Our body’s tissues need oxygen to function. The air we breathe is 21% oxygen. HBOT involves breathing 100% (pure) oxygen while in a special space called a hyperbaric chamber. The air pressure inside is raised to a level that is higher than normal air pressure. The increased air pressure in the chamber helps the lungs collect more oxygen. Getting more oxygen to the tissues that need it, can help the body heal.
What does HBOT treat?
How long are treatments?
The duration of treatment varies from 45 to 120 minutes per session.
How should I feel after each treatment session?
You may feel somewhat tired or hungry following your treatment. This will not limit your normal activities. Keep hydrated following your hyperbaric oxygen therapy appointment.
Is HBOT safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is generally a safe procedure. Complications are rare, but this treatment does carry some risk.
Potential risks include:
•Middle ear injuries, including leaking fluid and eardrum rupture, due to changes in air pressure
•Temporary nearsightedness (myopia) caused by temporary eye lens changes
•Lowered blood sugar in people who have diabetes treated with insulin
Does insurance cover it and if not, how much does it cost?
Insurances do not cover HBOT.
Our payment plans are as followed.
•1 Use Trial-$95
•Acute Care-(10 visits-must use in 30 days) $600= $60 per
•Full Care-(40 visits-must use in 3 years) $2000 = $50 per
How should I prepare for my sessions?
1. Please go to the bathroom before your treatment.
2. You will need to remove all shoes and jewelry before treatment.
3. The office would ask you to remove all odors from your body. Unfortunately, odors tend to linger in the chamber and may be unpleasant for the patient following your treatment. Please remove any scented lotions, perfume, cologne, hairspray, hair products, fresh nail polish, fresh acrylic nails, body odor, and food odor
4. Please wear comfortable clothes for your treatment.
How many sessions do I need?
To benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you'll likely need more than one session. The number of sessions is dependent upon your medical condition. Some conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, might be treated in three visits. The average injury requires 40 sessions, but an injury like a non-healing wound may need more. To effectively treat certain medical conditions, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is usually part of a comprehensive treatment plan provided with other therapies that are designed to fit your individual needs.