Clinical Use of a Hyperbaric Chamber as a Modality to Aid in Recovery


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Abstract

THE USE OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS HAS BEEN TRIED BY VARIOUS ATHLETES. SOME PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND PHYSICIANS HAVE REPORTED PHENOMENAL RESULTS WITH THEIR REGULAR USAGE. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE PREVALENT USE OF THIS MODALITY HOWEVER. USING A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER TO TREAT DELAYED-ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS IN PARTICULAR HAS NOT BEEN SUBSTANTIATED. RESULTS ARE INCONCLUSIVE WITH RESPECT TO TREATING POSTCONCUSSION SYNDROME AND FATIGUE. ADDITIONAL DATA REGARDING THESE 2 TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED.

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