Conditions Treated

Uses for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of 14 different conditions. However, there are also many other conditions (“off-label conditions”) that can be effectively treated by this therapy. In fact, there are more than 155 conditions that are treated by hyperbaric oxygen therapy throughout the world under standard medical practice.

The conditions that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is approved by the FDA to treat include:

  • Some non-healing wounds
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Complications of radiation therapy / radiation tissue damage
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Clostridal myositis and myonercrosis / gas gangrene
  • Exceptional blood loss / anemia
  • Decompression sickness (The Bends)
  • Thermal burns
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injury
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Arterial insufficiencies

A few off-label conditions commonly treated by hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Macular degeneration
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy recovery
  • Amputation recovery
  • Treatment of limb / digit injuries
  • Reattachment surgery recovery
  • Plastic surgery recovery
  • Arthritis
  • RSD
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Migraines / headaches
  • Staph infection
  • Dementia
  • Epstein-Barr
  • Lyme disease
  • Hansen’s disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Aids
  • Autism
  • Conditioning therapy
  • Spider / snake bites
  • Near drowning

Hyperbaric oxygen essentially kick-starts the body’s natural healing capabilities. As a result, it is often used to treat slow-healing wounds, as well as sports injuries, auto accident injuries, brain trauma, burns, strokes, and much more.