HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR DEGENERATIVE DISCS
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT is a used to treat difficult wounds in many cutting-edge hospitals and wound centers mainly due to it’s ability to promote growth of new tissue and blood vessels.
Researchers have now taken this further to see if the healing effects of oxygen can also be shown for the intervertebral discs. This is a debilitating condition for a wide range of the population and are seen in more as people age and also for those who have suffered physical trauma to the area (ie, contact sports or accidents and falls).
The following study shows us the mechanism involved in hyperbaric oxygen’s application for treating degenerative discs. Since this treatment modality is non-invasive, it should now get considerable attention for an adjunct treatment modality for disc degeneration <view study>
Effect of hyperbaric oxygenation on intervertebral disc degeneration: an in vitro study with human lumbar nucleus pulposus – PubMed (nih.gov)