Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been shown to reduce pain, speed healing and help reach full recovery from high impact sports and injuries. Athletes use HBOT to repair sports injuries faster and better, so athletes can get back to their normal activities with less pain, swelling and bruising. It facilitates better movement and faster healing than your body can on it’s own. Whether we’re a Pro football, hockey, or soccer player, a kid playing for fun, or a parent, we all want to know how to accelerate healing from surgeries, injuries and wounds. From sprains or strains to tears, breaks, surgery or head injuries, we all care about recovery. At Bay Area Hyperbarics, we have healed and improved athletic performance for people ranging from professional athletes to small children during our 20 years of experience.
HBOT works by super saturating your body with oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen drives the oxygen rich air into your blood with up to 12,000% more oxygen into the blood and fluid throughout your body. Your body gets saturated with oxygen, because you breathe 100% oxygen (as opposed to the 21% oxygen we typically breathe), with your whole body in one of our pressurized chambers. This pressure forces the oxygen into tissues, bones and the brain that are bruised, broken or damaged. This in turn kicks open the flood gates, and the race of cellular repair begins.
By growing new blood vessels, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating bone cell regeneration, accelerating the production of stem cells, enhancing collagen production with ligament injuries and improving brain recovery, HBOT helps many sports injuries to recover fast and effectively.
HBOT down-regulates over 4,000 inflammatory genes by 30%. It up-regulates over 4,000+ genes that trigger cells to reproduce at a super fast speed. It speeds healing by 50% or more. HBOT treatments also reduce swelling. It also increases blood flow to injured areas. As a result, nutrients, healing cells and hormones enter the injured area of your body much more quickly. It also stimulates an increase of stem cells in the damaged tissues, including the bone marrow. As a result, HBOT regrows tissue, regenerates nerve cells, regrows new tiny blood vessels and repairs and regenerates cartilage, collagen and bone. Our patients walk faster, taller and stronger.
HBOT injects oxygen not only into soft tissues and bone, but also into your brain, which helps it regain neurologic function quicker. For more information about how HBOT helps heal concussions, see our page on traumatic brain injury and concussion.
The bottom line is that with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you have less pain during recovery and your recovery is much faster.
Did a physician refer you? If so, they can download and fax us back a patient referral form. If not, our medical staff will discuss whether hyperbarics is right for you.
Our medical staff contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization and create a plan with you.
We do a medical intake, explain everything you need to know, and you get started on your hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions
Hyperbaric medicine, also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment where a patient sits or lies in pressurized chamber and breathes 100% oxygen. In HBOT, oxygen dissolves into the blood, thus raising the oxygen concentration to very high levels.This increased oxygen is a primary building block for tissues, muscle, and bone repair. Among other benefits, it kicks off cell reproduction, heals injuries and infection more rapidly, and decreases inflammation.
Hyperbaric treatments help heal neuropathy by regrowing small blood vessels and nerves that have died from disease, injuries from radiation and aging. Patients often experience numbness and or pain when they start treatment. Hyperbaric treatments most often bring back sensation and make, for example, walking easier and more enjoyable.
Current research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen does not kill cancer cells. However, there has been a small amount of research indicating that hyperbaric oxygen might reduce the size of certain tumors. Also, there has been a study on mice using hyperbaric oxygen, along with a ketogenic diet, to reduce tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen causes many different healing modalities to kick into gear. Could its effect on strengthening the immune system inhibit the growth of cancer cells? Nobody knows. There are numerous studies conclusively showing that hyperbaric oxygen does not encourage cancer cells or tumors to grow. Some patients claim the hyperbaric oxygen makes them feel a lot more comfortable and functional after chemotherapy and also during healing. Note that some chemotherapy drugs are not to be used with hyperbaric oxygen, as the chemotherapy drugs can be enhanced and thus become toxic. A good hyperbaric oxygen facility (such as Bay Area Hyperbarics) will always call the chemotherapy manufacturer to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be helpful and not damaging to the patient.
A physician would consider using hyperbaric chamber therapy under a variety of situations. Physicians most typically refer patients to hyperbarics when the patient is not healing with traditional medical interventions and hyperbaric chamber therapy is approved by Medicare for this condition.
Some patients experience significant unresolved pain and unremitting disease states that the mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber are known to affect, such as the down regulation of inflamatory genes. For an example, some patients have experienced severe, unremitting hives with itching, which did not improve with any specialists interventions.
Some physicians will consider hyperbaric chamber therapy if the patient has no other good avenues for improving their failing health, and they know the hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe and will not harm the patient.
The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HB0T) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT injects 400x the oxygen into your tissues and bones and mobilizes stem cells. It regrows healthy tissues in the brain, blood vessels, skin and bones. It also reduces pain and swelling, and speeds recovery.
It is simple, effective and painless.
Medicare covers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for approved conditions, and many insurance companies also cover approved conditions. If your condition is not approved by your insurance, we can discuss our special rates. Give us a call at (408) 356–7438. We are happy to discuss your options with you.