Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
AMT provides specialized Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (with or without custom intravenous therapy) for chronic or non-healing wounds and other chronic illnesses, which are defined as illness, infection, sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. These conditions are often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, and can lead to lower quality of life along with multiple medical complications. When an illness persists, a specialized approach is required for healing.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve outcomes for the patient in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, infections (acute and chronic), some cancers and chronic fatigue have responded favorably to HBOT.
Treatment Applications for HBOT
It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur, and often linger, at the cellular or tissue level. In cases such as circulatory problems, non-healing wounds, and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects.
Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability. It is also indicated for the treatment of certain infections, where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs.
If I am receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, how long will I be at the clinic?
- Generally speaking anywhere from an hour and a half to 3 hours or longer. Your doctor will explain the expected length during your pre-treatment visit.
Hyperbaric Oxygen is used medically to treat conditions including:
- Diabetic and other Wounds
- Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection
- Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
- Thermal Burns
- Cerebral Palsy
- Lyme and like diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Recovery from Plastic Surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias and as a vehicle to improve the efficacy of other therapies for chronic conditions