Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been known to help alleviate the conditions and symptoms below caused by radiation treatment:
•Limited Range of Motion
•Neuropathies & Nerve Pain
•Tissue Damage after Radiation
•Cognitive Problems/Chemo Brain
•Swelling & Fluid Retention
•Loss of Saliva Production
Radiation remains a mainstay in breast cancer therapy, and all indications are that it’s use is increasing as breast cancer cases increase. This means that post radiation injuries will increase as well in the coming years. The good news is that people don’t have to live with the full extent of the damaging and difficult conditions that can develop over time. HBOT is an effective, safe, and proven way for post-radiation patients to regain some degree of normalcy after fighting for their lives.
Colon and Rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat because of all the nearby organs, as well as the delicate nature of the GI tract itself. While treatments are always advancing to be more effective, radiation is still a staple in treatment, and unfortunately can cause very significant side effects 6 months to many years, even decades down the road. This is one of the reasons why insurance covers Hyperbaric for Colorectal radiation injury.
In the dental field, Osteoradionecrosis is a complication from head/neck radiation where portion(s) of jaw bone die due to lack of blood supply. In these cases, dental intervention alone can often fail, as the jaw often cannot heal adequately. However, a series of HBOT treatments before and after dental procedures can stimulate new blood vessel growth, vastly improving chances of repairing jaw compromised by radiation.
including problem wounds; this category includes diabetic foot ulcers, which afflict one out of five people with type 2 diabetes. Recently added to this category was central retinal artery occlusion, or "stroke of the eye," from blockages in the arteries of the eye.
Chronic bone infections that resist standard treatment.
Grafts and flaps of skin and other tissue (cartilage, bone, fat) are used in reconstructive surgery (such as breast reconstruction after a mastectomy).
Classically defined as a hearing loss of at least 30 dB over at least three contiguous frequencies - occurring within three days.