Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
How HBOT Works
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a revolutionary medical treatment that has the power to transform your health and well-being. By breathing in pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber, HBOT increases oxygen delivery to the tissues and stimulates healing in the body, leading to decreased healing times, enhanced brain function, and reduced inflammation.
Imagine feeling more energetic, healthy, and vibrant. With HBOT, you can experience these benefits and more. Dr. Kleene and Certified HBOT technician Abby Chose will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. We are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being through the power of HBOT.
What is HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which a person breathes in pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. It is typically used to treat a variety of conditions, including non-healing wounds, radiation injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, and decompression sickness. It is also sometimes used as a treatment for traumatic brain injury and stroke. It can be a great tool for patients looking to optimize their health and wellness. HBOT can be used to treat patients with autoimmunity, Lyme and mold toxicity, and patients with Cerebral Palsy, autism, and more.
What types of hyperbaric chambers do you offer at Back In Line?
Back In Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness uses hyperbaric chambers from OxyHealth. Our FDA-approved hard shell chambers and soft shell chambers are available for different treatment regimens. Hard shell chambers are capable of achieving up to 2.4 ata (atmospheres resolute) in pressure. This is roughly equivalent to diving to 33-45 feet of sea water. Soft shell chambers are more suitable for personal home rental use. It is important to know what types of pressures you will need for the health challenge you are looking to optimize.
How does HBOT work?
During a HBOT session, the air pressure in the chamber is increased to three times or more the normal atmospheric pressure. This increased pressure allows the oxygen to dissolve more readily in the blood, which can help to improve the delivery of oxygen to the body’s tissues. There are several potential benefits of HBOT, including increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood, improving the body’s ability to heal, reducing inflammation, and killing bacteria.
Is HBOT safe?
HBOT is considered a safe and effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions. Our entire staff is professionally trained to ensure your hyperbaric session with us is an incredible experience. We walk each patient through a comprehensive intake process which leads to an effective treatment plan. Side effects are rare and mild, including sinus and inner ear pressure.
Is HBOT covered by insurance?
Back In Line typically treats patients for Off-Label use, meaning conditions that are not covered by insurance. For those conditions, we suggest getting a referral to the local Wound Clinic. While we recognize the expense, our office has teamed up with Scratchpay so patients can get financing for care.
Are there any contraindications for HBOT?
Contraindications for care:
- Patients taking these medications:
- Mafenide Acetate
- Patients who have or are suspected to have:
- Hereditary Spherocytosis
- Sickle Cell Anemia
Hyperbaric oxygen is usually well tolerated with few side-effects. However, there are some side-effects that patients may experience. Most of these items below are avoidable and/or reversible with our trained hyperbaric technicians attending to the patient during treatment.
- Visual refractive changes (typically only short lived)
- Cataract maturation (HBOT may not cause cataracts, but may cause them to mature)
- Barotrauma of the ear (with our trained technicians this is avoidable)
- Round or oval window rupture (with our trained technicians this is avoidable)
- Sinus squeeze – can occur if patient has a cold/congestion
- Tooth squeeze – can occur rarely with a poorly done tooth filling/dental work.
- Oxygen toxicity seizures (with our trained technicians this is typically avoidable/reversible)
- Pulmonary oxygen toxicity (with our trained technicians this is typically avoidable/reversible)
- Decompression sickness (with our trained technicians this is typically avoidable)
- Pneumothorax or pulmonary barotrauma (if patient has fragile lungs or recent lung injury)
If you have any questions about these at all, please email Dr. Kleene with subject HBOT inquiry.