COVID is on the rise with new variant and many people in Knoxville have contracted it or know someone that has. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be very beneficial.
Up to 20% of COVID patients will end up with lingering symptoms of the virus, developing what is being referred to as “Long Covid”. These symptoms can range from loss of the senses of smell and taste, cognitive impairment or “brain fog”, chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, and pain. These symptoms are still being studied since we are still learning about the virus and its variants, but thus far, symptoms have been observed to last up to months and longer for some patients.
One avenue for treatment that has been in the spotlight for this condition is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (or HBOT) in Knoxville , which is a painless procedure in which a person is exposed to increased atmospheric pressure, thus allowing greater absorption of oxygen throughout body tissues. Oxygenation of the blood is a cornerstone in the treatment of COVID-19, and several treatments have been extensively studied so far.
It’s been shown that HBOT has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and may have a direct virucidal impact on COVID. Additionally, there has been no evidence to suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be unsafe to use on patients who have had viral, bacterial or fungal infections.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric therapy has been shown to help aid in ridding the body of toxins, strengthen the immune system, and improve the function of white blood cells, helping to get the body’s systems balanced and functioning normally again after fighting an illness. It improves circulation and increases the production and regeneration of cells like collagen, connective tissue and blood vessels, making this treatment ideal for many other conditions and illnesses, as well.
We are an excellent choice for your post covid care center in Knoxville. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past, have recovered but still have lingering symptoms, call us at Bell Family Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN and schedule a consultation and exam today, and we will help get you on the road to full recovery.