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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Back Pain

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on January 8, 2018

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Back Pain

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment for Back Pain

At Skaggs Chiropractic, our team is always looking for cutting-edge technology to help us maximize outcomes for our patients. We're proud to use some of the latest therapeutic techniques (without invasive procedures or use of medications), including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works

When a patient uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy, he or she is placed in a chamber that safely and slowly increases the relative concentration of oxygen gas in the air. When a person breathes in this concentrated air, their bodily tissues become more oxygenated due to an increase in oxygen saturation of the red blood cells and plasma.

So, why is this important? Because by increasing the amount of oxygen that's delivered to injured tissues, the faster healing can occur.

I Have Back Pain: Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Really Help Me?

At Skaggs Chiropractic, our experienced Joplin chiropractor utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy with precision and attentive care to ensure that each session goes smoothly for appropriate candidates. Substantial evidence shows that this innovative therapeutic technique can help people struggling with a wide variety of acute and chronic pain problems, including back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, migraine and cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, and even other conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder,

Here are a few specific mechanisms whereby hyperbaric oxygen therapy may actually help someone with back pain:

  • Decreases local swelling and inflammation by improving circulation
  • Reduces pain and/or raising pain tolerance by reversing/preventing injury-related ischemia (lack of oxygen in tissues)
  • Relaxes and prevents sustained muscle fiber contraction that can occur with tissue damage
  • Reduces excessive fibrous tissue formation (scar tissue)

Struggling With Back Pain? Our Joplin Chiropractor Can Help

Are you looking for a safe, effective, and non-invasive solution to your back pain? The team at Skaggs Chiropractic today in Joplin, MO has a variety of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic services to help you find relief from your acute and chronic pain, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor or to learn more about our services, call us today at 417-624-4242.


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