December 28, 2007
Treatment for RSD that I'm seeking
I found out from my aunt about using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for RSD treatment. The patient goes to as many treatments as he can (sometimes 40 or more) in a hyperbaric chamber (usually depends on access and money, really, but the more the better it seems). It is oxygen that is the key, people believe. The pure oxygen is being forced through your system over the course of the treatment as you slowly descend (dive: e.g., 16 ft., 24 ft., 33 ft.).
I am just checking into this. Looks like it is being used in the UK and in USA successfully. I haven't talked to my doctors at the pain clinic, but if I can do it instead of another spinal cord stimulator I would jump at the chance (figuratively of course, as I try to avoid jumping in "real life").
here are some links my dad found around the net: http://www.rsdalert.co.uk