Fibromyalgia & Hyperbarics

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia. This is called abnormal pain perception processing. Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population.

The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed. Currently, there are several treatment methods utilized, but none specifically approved for this application and all focus on symptom relief rather than the underlying condition.

Hyperbaric therapy has been demonstrated to substantially reduce inflammation throughout the body. It drives increased levels of oxygen into the body, which travels through the plasma, subsequently reducing inflammation and pain.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia: 

  • Pain and Stiffness All Over the Body
  • Fatigue & Tiredness
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems 
  • Problems with Thinking, Memory, and Concentration 
  • Headaches, Including Migraines
  • Digestive problems, including abdominal pain, bloating, constipation (commonly known as IBS)

Improved Quality of Life 

  • Normalize Bowel Movements
  • Alleviate Symptoms
  • Decrease Pain
  • Reduce Anxiety & Depression

Ameliorate Neurological Conditions 

  • Decreases Neuro-Inflammation
  • Reduces Fatigue
  • Improves Concentration
  • Ameliorates Chronic Headaches
  • Moderates Insomnia

Effect on Inflammation & Pain

  • Decreases Acute and Chronic Inflammation
  • Equally Effective as Aspirin in Decreasing Joint Inflammation and Hypersensitivity and Pain
  • Increases Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines
  • Reduces Swelling
  • Reduction in the Number of Tender Points


Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of a Low-Pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Physical Exercise in Women with Fibromyalgia Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen and Aerobic Exercise in the Long-Term Treatment of Fibromyalgia, A Narrative Review Read More

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Diminish Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Prospective Clinical Trial Read More

Pain Management and HBOT Read More

T Helper 1 Response is Correlated with Widespread Pain, Fatigue, Sleeping Disorders and the Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia and is Modulated by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Read More