Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate long-term spinal cord damage

Inflammation following an injury of the spine can be linked to long-term disabilities as a result. This is a natural response, but can limit the amount of blood and oxygen reaching the area, posing a serious problem that will affect recovery time.

The treatment of spinal cord injuries by using HBOT has become more and more popular, with both patients and physicians reporting it has been successful in speeding up healing times. The study into this showed that the HBOT successfully reduced the secondary damage of the injury and the inflammation the body produces. This study has been fantastic for the HBOT industry and so more and more patients can get treatment that helps them recover quickly.

Read more about the study here.

About the Author

Dr. Zayd Ratansi, ND
Dr. Zayd Ratansi is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with advanced certifications in hyperbaric medicine, bio-oxidative medicine, low level light therapy, chelation therapy and environmental medicine. He specializes in the treatment of brain injuries and other neurological conditions using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Dr. Ratansi has worked with hyperbaric therapy for over 18 years and is widely regarded as a world authority on hyperbaric therapy, and more recently targeted hyperbaric therapy. He lectures worldwide on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for neurological conditions and has played a leading role in implementing protocols on the use of hyperbaric therapy in the mainstream medical setting.
His passion is to share scientific information on hyperbaric therapy to give the public greater empowerment to make their own choices on whether or not hyperbaric therapy would be appropriate for them, while also helping to facilitate the safest access to hyperbaric therapy to gain the most therapeutic benefit.