The peer-reviewed clinical evidence on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic pain would be a total wasteland were it not for a single study conducted at our favorite military training hospital in Turkey. (See our Tuesday post, "Living In A World Of Pain.") Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) includes reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and causalgia. Patients suffer horribly, and doctors have few treatment options, so it's especially heartening to learn HBOT may help reduce pain and tenderness and improve range of motion. Researchers should waste no time in confirming or refuting these promising findings.
Jump to our new complex regional pain syndrome page to learn more and to use our HyperbaricLink Evidence Index to guide your personal research.