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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sports Injuries

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on May 7, 2018

Helping Sports Injuries Heal with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy from Your Joplin Chiropractor

Sports injuries are one of the many issues that may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Because the mechanism of action involves helping your body receive sufficient oxygen to heal itself, many different types of injuries and illnesses benefit from this process. Your Joplin chiropractor will speak to you about the potential benefits and results you may see if you choose to participate in this type of therapy.

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How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a procedure used to help oxygenate the body, and specifically to help oxygen get into damaged tissues. When tissue is damaged, it actually needs more oxygen but may be receiving less. For this reason, HBOT is used to increase blood oxygenation and help oxygen reach the site of the injury.

Oxygen is delivered in a pressurized space, usually a tube or vessel, that reaches increased pressure compared to normal air pressure. The combination of the high concentration of oxygen and the air pressure means that the air that you inhale during HBOT is super-oxygenated. Red blood cells circulating through the blood vessels of the lungs pick up more oxygen than they normally would and carry this oxygen throughout the body.

The body requires oxygen in order to heal. However, because of reduced blood flow from damage, inflammation and other causes, injured areas of the body may not be receiving even a normal amount of oxygen. Once oxygen has been delivered to the area, it can help trigger healing factors and energy cascades that promote recovery. HBOT is a non-invasive way of assisting the body by helping to deliver a necessary component of healing to the site of the injury.

Call Skaggs Chiropractic to Ask About HBOT Today!

If you have a condition that you believe might be helped by HBOT, we at Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC, want to hear from you today! As your Joplin chiropractor, we want to provide you with as many options to support overall health and your natural healing process as possible. Even if HBOT is not for you, other types of chiropractic care can be very effective at alleviating pain from sports injuries. Call us at 417-624-4242 today and be sure to ask about our new client special!


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