Finding Relief from RSD Pain in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Debilitating pain and burning sensations continuously gnaws at those suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Understandably, its victims frequently need to rely on narcotic pain medications and injections in order to get through their day. Even then, sadly, their pain and other symptoms often persist or get worse.
If you or someone you love is suffering from RSD, you know that traditional treatment methods like taking opioids only adds to the pain. But now there is a gentler and more effective option: the hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber.
If you suffer from RSD and would like to learn if HBOT could benefit you, please contact Neurological Solutions at 727-787-7077 or click here to schedule a personalized hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with Dr. Allan Spiegel.
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RSD symptoms of all kinds can feel literally crushing. In addition to acute or throbbing pain in the affected area, sufferers also face migraines, muscle spasms, pains from infection, and many other life-changing symptoms that get worse with time.
Doctors don’t yet fully understand what causes RSD, though many think that it could result from damage to the small blood vessels that supply oxygen to the muscle cells. Frequently RSD begins as a complication following a trauma or injury.
RSD sufferers struggle to find ways of coping with the pain. Treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber effectively supplements medications. The treatment even enables some patients to discontinue shots and addictive pain meds altogether! In addition, some RSD patients say that their pain and other symptoms ease considerably with just a few sessions in the HBOT chamber.
How Does an HBOT Chamber Work?
In short, HBOT helps to break the pain cycle. The swelling from RSD makes cells less able to take in nutrients. With the therapy oxygen floods into the patient’s bloodstream to provide vital nutrients. Swelling in the impacted area goes down and healing starts to occur.
During a session a patient lies in a comfortable sealed chamber and breathes 100% oxygen at pressures equivalent to being 16, 24 or 33 feet under water. Treatments usually begin at lower pressures and gradually increase, as the RSD sufferer finds the pressure they respond to best. Patients can also listen to music or watch television to help the time pass. Following treatments, those suffering from RSD pain say they have higher energy levels, less pain and swelling, less brain fog, and a feeling of optimism. And that’s really good news for those who once thought their pain could never go away.
If you suffer from RSD and want to learn how HBOT chamber treatments could improve your pain, please contact us at 727-787-7077 to schedule a personalized hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with Neurologist Dr. Allan Spiegel, MD