Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has become an increasingly popular therapy option in health and wellness circles. The trendiness of this particular therapy sometimes over shines the very real benefits that patients can experience with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver. Let us tell you more about HBOT and what this innovative therapeutic treatment can offer you.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
HBOT involves breathing normally in a highly pressurized room or chamber. The nature of this room means the lungs are able to take in much more oxygen than you would be capable of doing with normal air pressure. This increases the flow of oxygenated blood which, in turn, promotes the natural healing and detoxification of diseased tissues. In addition, this process also stimulates the release of stem cells to help support your healing process. All in all, HBOT supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
McWhorter CNR's Approach To Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In Denver
HBOT in Denver can seem intimidating at first, but it's simpler to understand than one may think. There are two different ways to experience hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a monoplace chamber and a multiplace chamber. At McWhorter CNR, we utilize what is called a monoplace chamber. This means the hyperbaric chamber is designed for one person. The chamber looks similar to an MRI machine, giving you just enough room to lie down comfortably.
The key difference between HBOT in a monoplace chamber and a multiplace chamber is that a multiplace chamber requires you to breathe pure oxygen through a mask. Alternatively, a monoplace chamber seals itself so that the pure oxygen fills the chamber and you can breathe normally as if you were in a regular room.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver with McWhorter CNR usually lasts roughly 1 hour. The number of treatments you’ll need can vary widely and will depend on the specific condition that is being treated.
Who Should Try HBOT?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be an instrumental treatment for a variety of different conditions that range in scale and severity. HBOT became more widely recognized for the role it can play in helping patients recover from decompression sickness, which can happen when scuba diving, however HBOT is still a key therapy for countless other problems that many patients may face.
HBOT + Physical Healing
Serious infections and wounds that won’t heal are common reasons to consider hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver. The nature of HBOT lends itself to healing by increasing the volume of highly-oxygenated blood that’s flowing through the body. The high air pressure and increased amount of oxygen play a key role in stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
HBOT + Brain and Sports Injuries
Much like exterior wounds that won’t heal, your brain can also be incredibly slow to recover from a traumatic injury, like a concussion. Your joints and soft tissue can suffer from this same extended healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can streamline the recovery process by increasing oxygen in the bloodstream to promote innate healing.
HBOT can also be instrumental in treating a variety of other conditions, including:
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injury
Both the brain and the body stand to benefit greatly from an increased oxygen flow through the bloodstream thanks to HBOT. For some conditions, HBOT alone can restore the body to ideal function. For other conditions, your hyperbaric oxygen therapy should be applied in conjunction with other treatments to provide the best results.
What Are The Benefits Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver offers plenty of benefits from workout recovery to improved brain health. This improved blood flow helps your body operate more efficiently and recover from injuries with less downtime.
Try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy In Denver At McWhorter CNR Today
Whether you have a strenuous athletic routine that requires a little extra TLC to recover or you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury and need a comprehensive treatment plan that includes HBOT to support your recovery efforts, McWhorter CNR is here to help.
Contact us today to learn more about our packages for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver.