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Learn How You Can Benefit from Our Hyperbaric Chamber

Written By Gonstead Physical Medicine on June 29, 2021

Hyperbaric TherapyHyperbaric chambers may look like something out of a science fiction film, but this state-of-the-art technology is an approachable, non-invasive, and beneficial treatment for a wide range of individuals. If you’re curious about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Gonstead Physical Medicine can customize your treatment plan to address your needs. Our chiropractic doctors can introduce you to a wide range of innovative treatment modalities to enhance your health. 

What is hyperbaric therapy?

Hyperbaric therapy takes place in a pressurized chamber where you’ll breathe pure oxygen, which then increases oxygen levels in the blood. Oxygen stimulates reparative and regenerative processes in the body, which is why hyperbaric oxygen therapy is effective in accelerating healing following injuries, including deep wounds, sprains and strains, fractures, and damaged cartilage. In addition, hyperbaric therapy has shown promising results in reducing the risk of re-injury in athletes

What conditions can benefit from hyperbaric therapy?

There are several effects that occur in the body during hyperbaric therapy. In the hyperbaric chamber, you’ll absorb oxygen at about four times the rate of normal breathing. As a result, therapy stimulates neoangiogenesis (creation of new blood cells), collagen production, and cartilage and bone tissue regeneration. It also creates a sterile environment to boost immunity and reduce infections. Combined, these effects work to heal injuries faster, boost vitality and overall wellness, and even slow down the aging process. Hyperbaric therapy appeals to a wide range of patients but is particularly effective for treating the following conditions. 

  • Burns and complex wounds
  • Musculoskeletal injuries and sports injuries
  • Age-related degenerative conditions 

What can you expect with your treatment? 

The length and duration of your sessions in the hyperbaric chamber will depend on your specific treatment goals. Sessions may take place daily for up to 1.5-2 hours over the course of several weeks. Each treatment session will be fully monitored by your chiropractic physician. Hyperbaric therapy may also be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, such as red light therapy. 

Where can you find hyperbaric therapy in Albuquerque? 

Gonstead Physical Medicine is your source for state-of-the art medical care in Albuquerque. Schedule a consultation at one of our two convenient locations by visiting our website or calling our Albuquerque office at (505) 884-8584 or our Rio Rancho office at (505) 922-9444. 

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