Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber as CRPS treatment

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I’ve been researching Hyper Baric oxygen chamber as a treatment .

It’s VERY expensive here to do it and requires many times to do it.

Has anyone done this? Looked into it?

Had success with it?

I would love to hear people’s thoughts.

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    Ist question. are you claustrophobic. I was offered this as a treatment for altitude sickness in Peru, and the chamber resembled a coffin!  Needless to say I opted for shortening our vacation, rather than getting in that thing for 2 hours. However, the chamber where I did my residency could hold 4-6 patients at a time. So, you need to research that aspect. Some places still only have the one person chambers.

    I did look into hyperbaric oxygen and the studies weren't that impressive. It didn't seem worth the effort for me- driving the 4 hours round trip to get to a decent sized one. I really did try everything that any reasonable study showed any kind of success with, the only exception being IV ketamine because I had no doctor nearby offering that. Hyperbaric oxygen wasn't on my to do list because the studies just weren't there. LOL now that I am about 4 months into therapy, I can honestly say that while some things have helped, like the mirror box and the spinal cord stimulator, nothing has really reversed it or stopped it's progression. I am set up now to get an intrathecal pump. At least I will have pain relief.  The leg will look ugly, all purple and swollen, but I won't feel it. Hopefully I will be able to walk more and be able to just stand more on it so I can cook without being in agony.


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      Somewhat claustrophobic, but the ones i have looked at are quite large at a facility in Toronto Ontario ( I’m close ( ish) to there)

      Only problem is price. It’s around 180$ per treatment and they are suggesting daily for 8 weeks.

      That’s a lot of driving and a lot of money. I am willing to do just about anything to get better, or improve, but only if it works. 

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