Pain Reduction with HBOT
The pain relief benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have been proven by thorough research over the years. When cells are being given a greater oxygen supply, inflammation is reduced, stem cell production is increased 8 fold, and nerve endings are repaired so the healing can become more efficient. Thus, the patient’s pain from the injury decreases over time as they heal.
One simply cannot go to any oxygen chamber for these pain reducing benefits. A patient needs to go to a medical grade hyperbaric facility operated by licensed medical professionals that is well maintained to the highest standards. The chambers must use medical grade oxygen and be at proven pressures so the patient can receive the best benefits from the medical grade hard chambers. If these systems are in place, the FDA approves Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for certain conditions.
The science of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been around for 350 years. HBOT has been proven to decrease pain in many different types of pain syndromes, such as those caused by injury, non-healing wounds, burns, sonic injuries, radiation damage, infection injury and much more. According to a pilot study, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32947434/, HBOT significantly reduced pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Range of motion also increases when inflammation is lowered. Along with RA pain, HBOT is being researched to help with other conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC can improve Quality of Life for many patients.
As with RA, HBOT is being considered for those suffering from Lyme Disease. Not only does the increased oxygen kill the bacteria, but HBOT also helps the patients reduce their suffering from the disease as well, improving their quality of life. Gayle L was a patient at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, and discovered she had Lyme Disease. “When I came in for my first treatment and met the rest of the team- I knew I was going to be okay and well taken care of no matter who was in the driver’s seat!…I thought for a few days that I had a temperature because I just felt “warm” inside. I realized I hadn’t felt what it felt like for my immune system and body to be working- I am feeling what “normal” feels like.” Gayle described that she began to feel much better after session 30. Talk to your doctor or to one of our physicians to see if your condition could benefit from HBOT, and our team can answer your questions on how it can reduce your inflammation and aid in the healing process.
The sooner the patient discovers HBOT, the faster healing can occur, and pain cycles can be improved or stopped all together. You have the ability to help others alleviate suffering right now, share this information and change lives.
Insurance Can Cover Your HBOT Treatment
For our patients’ benefit, Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, is contracted with many insurance companies, who pay for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy depending on the condition that needs to be treated. There are a number of FDA approved conditions that indicate when HBOT is covered by insurance. Other situations and conditions are undergoing research, testing, and pier review.
See the list below of the insurance covered conditions:
- Non-healing Wounds
- Post Radiation Effects
- Air or gas Embolism
- Acute Traumatic Ischemia
- Acute Anemia, Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Comprised Skin Flaps
- Cyanide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Infections
- Radiation Effects
- Some Cases of Osteomyelitis
- Some Non-Healing Wounds, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot
- Thermal or Extensive Burns
Some HBOT facilities are not covered by insurance. Their staff are not Nationally Certified or educated in Hyperbaric Medicine, their physicians are not credentialed by Insurance Companies or back ground checks, and they are not using equipment regulated by the FDA. Do your research as to which facility can be covered by your insurance. According to fda.gov, “The FDA regulates both the oxygen used in HBOT and the hyperbaric chambers…” We make sure to cover all the bases on our end to give the patient the most high quality, best and safest HBOT experience while following hospital standards of care.
Here are just a few of the Insurance Companies that Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC is contracted with:
- United Health Care
- Kaiser Permanente
- Anthem Blue Cross
There are some questions you can ask your insurance provider before beginning your HBOT treatment. Does your provider cover your specific condition under HBOT? What cost do they cover? How many HBOT treatments will your insurance cover or provide for you? Once your provider approves your treatment, you may either have to pay a copay or use your deductible depending on the policy that you chose. Many times the patient pays nothing out of pocket.
We have a billing team that rocks in dealing with insurance coverage, they have made the process as simple as possible to get insurance to cover Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy when warranted.
What is the process for getting started? First, IF you have a condition that is approved by your insurance, one of our very experienced physicians in Hyperbaric Medicine will do a thorough medical history, current symptom and medications review and if warranted will prescribe HBOT treatment for you.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC takes the appropriate steps to be approved, beginning with our health and safety regulations, the medical grade oxygen we use and the medical grade hard chambers operated by our Licensed and certified staff. If you or someone you know could benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, please let them know that we take insurance! It is a wonderful benefit for patients when insurance can cover treatment.
Vance G. of Novato suffered post-radiation effects of stage 4 tongue cancer which kept his jaw from healing. He stated, “Radiation and teeth removal from my stage 4 tongue cancer treatments affected my jaw from healing…the staff was exceptional. They were all professional and very caring. It made my whole experience comfortable.” The full testimonial is on our website, under “Testimonials.” People every day are discovering the simplicity of hyperbaric medicine, with very real results. Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we set the highest standards for our patients. Please schedule a consultation today!
How We Keep You Safe at Advanced Hyperbaric INC
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, you, the patient, are our number one priority. That means our facility has high safety and sanitation standards. We make sure that our center, staff, and equipment all meet and exceed health and safety standards followed by all Major Hyperbaric Units in Hospitals.
Everything must work together in order for you to experience the best possible results with HBOT. This includes safety inspections, and disinfection procedures. Staff undergo daily health screenings, and N95 or greater face masks must be worn at all times inside. A third party inspector is involved to review all safety systems.
The building itself is up to date with earthquake and NFPA fire safety codes. Staff members make daily, weekly and monthly inspections of the facility and equipment. Our staff is trained in cleaning and disinfecting the hyperbaric chambers according to CDC, CAL OSHA and hospital standards. We use CDC approved agents, UVC light sterilization, HEPA Air scrubbers with UVC filtration, ionic filtration and anti microbial ducting.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC hires wonderful individuals that are highly trained in Hyperbaric Medicine by board certified institutions. Our Medical Director is a physician with more than a decade of experience in Hyperbaric Medicine, to apply the best practices possible. The technicians working the HBOT chambers are EMT or Paramedic Certified Hyperbaric Technicians to assist with struggling patients.
The chambers we use are steel and acrylic chambers able to go to the depth and pressure necessary for Nationally Proven protocols. There is copper piping for the oxygen that is silver soldered, and many HBOT centers do not do this. There is a 5-point safety manifold system that regulates pressure for each chamber. We are an HBOT facility that cares about our patients, we regularly do safety drills and emergency evacuations for facility and community preparedness.
All patients must come to our facility with a NEGATIVE COVID test regardless of vaccinations. As for our patients, masks are required and so are temperature checks. A staff member will ask daily screening questions to see whether you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, or experience symptoms before you even come into our facility. Next, vitals are taken before the patient is given their own 100% cotton scrubs to change into.
Once in the chamber the patient is able to communicate to staff members the whole time during their HBOT treatment. For your safety daily symptom ratings are taken and communicated to our Medical Director. Your information is safe with us too! Patient information is strictly confidential at our facility and is only communicated through a HIPAA Compliant EHR system. Schedule a consultation with one of our staff members so you can get started on your HBOT therapy. We look forward to speaking with you!
Our Goal Is Your Safety
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your safety is our priority when you visit our facility. We are a by appointment clinic, and will remain 10 feet of distance between staff at all times. Everyone is health screened daily, and we are vigilant when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing equipment. Our front doors remain locked. Staff is well trained in current Covid-19 procedures. Our facility does not treat patients with Covid-19, for the safety of staff and other patients.
When a patient enters our facility, they will be required to wear a mask. The patient is required to take their temperature, and sanitize hands upon entering. While the patient is still in their car they will call in and a staff member will ask health screening questions to see if the patient has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or has symptoms themselves. Once in the building, the air ventilation system is equipped with virus killing air scrubbers and air ventilation. Items a patient may bring to our facility is limited at this time. At this point, one patient is admitted at a time. The hyperbaric chambers are cleaned before and after each patient.
Once you make an appointment with us, your HBOT experience will continue to be enjoyable and relaxing as we can make it during these times. HBOT is a wonderful way to heal post surgery and post radiation, so we are taking the right steps to ensure your safety. You will be given a white bag upon arrival to put in items such as your bag, clothing and shoes. Patients will be given 100% cotton scrubs to wear during their visit. When leaving, patients will apply hand sanitizer again.
These trying times are unheard of for most of us. Our health is a public concern, and here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we want you to be able to make the right decision about HBOT and how it impacts your own health. That is why we are here, to provide a service that is little discussed as a viable healing option for many conditions that are listed on our website, at this section https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/conditions/approved.
Taking care of our own health and family’s health is essential to preventing more outbreaks of Covid-19. Exercise, eat right, and drinking plenty of water are pivotal in maintaining good health. The medical community is realizing what the benefits of 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers can do. These are exciting times for patients as HBOT is accepted by most insurance companies, as more and more doctors are recommending their patients receive HBOT after their conventional medicine therapies. Please call our facility, or contact us online to make a telemedicine video appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members so we can discuss your HBOT treatment.
Heal Yourself, Heal the World
Recovery is part of the journey to good health, and it is imperative that people look at health differently. At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, we believe that taking care of yourself, healing yourself back to optimum health, helps heal the world. Mark Nepo said, “When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.” When we are at our best, we can participate in our communities and live life to the fullest. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps heal many conditions approved by the FDA such as non-healing wounds, exceptional blood anemia, and carbon monoxide poisoning. This month of September we will be focusing on how hyperbaric therapy can benefit you and your loved ones.
Hyperbaric therapy helps to heal the wound from the inside out, as the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade oxygen from the hyperbaric chamber under slight pressure. HBOT reduces swelling from the wound, and heals the surrounding tissue. Injuries need oxygen to heal, and with a medical grade chamber, hyperbaric therapy is essential for healing many conditions. Depending on the issue, a patient will need several treatments.
Staff at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC will be present at all times, monitoring the session. The staff is expertly trained in the medical oxygen chambers, to keep you safe and to give appropriate feedback for your sessions. Gina Kitania stated that “I had the great good fortune to encounter Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery because I had orthopedic issues…ever since then, my recovery times from exertion or exercise are so much shorter.” She recommends her pre and post op patients to get hyperbaric recovery treatments. HBOT is a safe and effective way to get yourself back on your feet to complete recovery.
The medical grade chambers heal wounds faster when the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade Oxygen, instead of any percentage less than that in nonmedical chambers. Many people use hyperbaric chambers, such as scuba divers, fire fighters, athletes, CEO’s and celebrities . People who need to recover from surgery can do so by reducing swelling and pain, giving oxygen to the whole body, which will help the surgery site recover.
Hyperbaric therapy is sometimes the last piece in the puzzle for a person with chronic conditions to begin a life of healing. When a person heals from old wounds, a lingering infection, or detoxes from a toxic exposure, physically, they can move forward in life. WIthout chronic pain, a person can live life to the fullest and then help those around them better than ever before.
There are numerous benefits to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, including collagen production to help skin conditions. HBOT can help with cell repair, and skin cell damage. Hyperbaric therapy has been called “the fountain of youth” with good reason. Oxygen can benefit stem cells by doubling your stem cell production with one hyperbaric session and increasing your stem cell production 8-FOLD with 20 consecutive sessions. This action is also motivating the bone marrow to stimulate the osteoclasts and osteoblasts in the bone to heal fractures more completely and grow new bone stronger.
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we encourage patients to ask questions on what we can do for them. You can send us an email or give a phone call and a knowledgeable staff member will help you begin your journey. Making the commitment to hyperbaric therapy is committing to improving your quality of life. And remember, when you heal yourself, you also heal the world.