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Treatment for PTSD with HBOT

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on September 12, 2016

Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at Skaggs Chiropractic in Joplin, MO

Going through a traumatic situation impacts your mind and health. It may cause anxiety and harm your ability to engage with the world. In some situations, it leads to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. By understanding the health concerns and taking appropriate steps to treat PTSD, you start working on a realistic solution for your goals.


What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Explained by Our Joplin Chiropractor

Post traumatic stress disorder stems from a traumatic experience. It may develop in soldiers due to combat situation, individuals after a major accident or when an individual witnesses a terrible event. When you have concerns about severe anxiety attacks related to a traumatic experience, you may need to consider treatment options for your situation.

The signs of the condition include:

  • Reliving the traumatic event
  • Recurring dreams or nightmares about the event
  • Severe responses, either physical or emotional, especially uncontrolled anger management
  • Avoidance of thoughts, individuals or places
  • Severe anxiety and changes in your thought processes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Jumpiness or hypervigilance

When the symptoms persist and you experience the symptoms for three months or more, it may be a sign of PTSD. A medical professional must evaluate the situation to verify your concerns and may recommend chiropractic care for a holistic wellness program. PTSD is not just a mental problem, there are physiological changes in the brain, without oxygen the brain can not heal itself and return to normal. 

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treats and Relieves PTSD

At Skaggs Chiropractic, our chiropractor offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as part of a holistic wellness plan when you show signs of post traumatic stress disorder or a related condition. The treatment uses a total body hyperbaric chamber to increase the amount of oxygen you breathe to 97 percent oxygen. By allowing an individual to breathe increased amounts of oxygen Dr. Skaggs helps the body and mind recover from the negative emotional responses.

When to Seek Treatment from Our Chiropractor at Skaggs Chiropractic

When you notice signs of severe anxiety, recurring dreams or you remember a traumatic experience in extreme detail, it may be time to consider working with our chiropractor to address the symptoms. Our  chiropractor evaluates the symptoms and your body's physical responses. When you need treatment to focus on the emotional and mental health responses to the trauma, we may recommend Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help with the symptoms. We may also recommend chiropractic care and additional treatments for the physical injuries that may contribute to the recurring dreams or flashbacks.

Treating PTSD is a complex process. Since the responses stem from a traumatic event, you need multiple tools to encourage long-term health and healing. At our clinic, we take a holistic approach to the treatment and focus on your goals. To learn more about our treatments or for an appointment, call 417-624-4242 today.

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