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Hyperbaric chambers have been in use since the early twentieth century. At Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice, PLLC in Garnerville, Park Slope area of Brooklyn, Somers, and Pelham, New York, as well as two offices in Scarsdale, New York, Rondalph Taylor, MD, uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat ulcers, crush injuries, bone infections, and other serious illnesses and wounds. Schedule your consultation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy over the phone or online at the nearest office today.

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What is a hyperbaric chamber?

A hyperbaric chamber is a small space you go into for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a versatile alternative treatment with a wide range of applications in medicine. During the treatment, the chamber fills with dense, pure oxygen at a pressure up to three times higher than normal air. 

As you breathe in pressurized oxygen inside the hyperbaric chamber, your blood rapidly becomes oxygenated enough to help repair tissues and improve body function. That much oxygen can also help kill bacteria and other pathogens. 

As you sit in the chamber during hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc, you experience a feeling of fullness and popping in the ears as the pressure rises. This is temporary, and you won’t feel it for the entire two hours or so that you’re inside the chamber. 

When you leave the hyperbaric chamber, your providers at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc look you over and take your vitals. They let you know when it’s safe to leave, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately. 

Who can benefit from using a hyperbaric chamber?

The increased blood oxygen levels you get from spending time in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc are beneficial for many medical conditions and health complications. 

After your initial evaluation with your providers, they might recommend the treatment for:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gas gangrene
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Crush injuries
  • Bone infection
  • Poor circulation in the arteries
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Air embolisms
  • Radiation injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Along with your time in the hyperbaric chamber, your providers at Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc might suggest other conservative and alternative treatments appropriate for your diagnosis. 

How should I prepare for a hyperbaric chamber?

Your first step in preparing for a hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment is coming to Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc for a treatment consultation. Your providers assess you and make sure hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a good fit for your treatment. 

During the consultation, your providers tell you how many treatments you should expect to have in the hyperbaric chamber. Most people who undergo the treatment need more than one, with some requiring as few as three and others needing up to 40 sessions. 

Before you come in for treatment, you should make sure you’re not wearing any skin products containing petroleum. Petroleum is a potential fire hazard inside a hyperbaric chamber. Your providers let you know if you should take any other steps ahead of each of your visits. 

To find out more about hyperbaric chambers and their benefits, call Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice Pllc or book a consultation online today.