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Decompression Sickness

Did you know that Decompression sickness was one of the first conditions treated with HBOT.

Decompression sickness (DCS) is the release of gas bubbles into the blood. Commonly called the bends, DCS is most commonly found in scuba divers when a diver ascends too rapidly.

Divers are breathing compressed air containing oxygen and nitrogen. When diving both gases dissolve into the blood. Nitrogen bubbles form in the bloodstream and lodge in various organs in the body. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the primary treatment for decompression sickness.


How you will benefit from HBOT

HBOT reduces the size of nitrogen bubbles and helps them dissolve into the bloodstream. It also re-oxygenates the tissue whose blood supply was blocked by the bubble and helps prevent permanent damage.

Our experienced clinical team is available to help you identify appropriate candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities. You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost for your patients, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.

Contact our office today at (805) 693-8100 or fill the form to the right to get started with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and learn how it can help you accelerate healing and achieve optimal health!


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