Conditions Treated

What conditions does HBOT treat?

Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs.

Most common conditions that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treats:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anemia
  • Autism
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome/Crush injury/Ischemias
  • Concussions
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Decompression sickness
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Immune System Building
  • Intra-cranial Abscess
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Near Drowning
  • Necrotizing Soft tissue Infection
  • Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Recovery from Plastic Surgery
  • RSD
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stroke
  • Spinal  Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thermal Burns
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

The following conditions are considered off-label (meaning that health insurance will not typically pay for HBOT for the following conditions):

  • Autism
  • Cancer adjunctive support and prevention
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Near Drowning
  • Recovery from Plastic Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Contraindications for HBOT

  • Asthma
  • Cataracts
  • Claustrophobia
  • Congenital spherocytosis
  • COPD
  • Dental work that is unfinished
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Fever
  • Pacemaker/epidural/pain pump
  • pneumothorax
  • Pregnant
  • Seizures
  • Sinus congestion
  • URI