What is Long Haul Covid?
Long Covid, also being termed “ post COVID syndrome”, is now posing an emerging public health emergency, more and more people are looking for ways to treat the lasting effects and symptoms they are experiencing weeks and even months after being diagnosed with the virus.
Centers are popping up all over Tennessee and Knoxville. It is estimated that 10-30% of COVID survivors will experience post COVID symptoms and need treatment.
Post COVID Symptoms
- Shortness of Breath
- Brain Fog
- Muscle Aches
- Neurological Complications
- Sleep Disorders
Many patients are unable to work (either in manual or office-based roles), drive, participate in usual physical activity, or at times engage with family how they’d like.
What is Mechanism of Long Covid
The mechanism of Long Covid is still uncertain. One possible answer is that it is the result of tissue hypoxia (a condition in which the body’s’ tissues are deprived of oxygen). Unsurprisingly, this is frequently the common denominator for many conditions that respond well to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Many lives have been transformed by the use of this revolutionary treatment.
Limited Treatment Options
Specific treatment options for are limited – even fewer for those suffering from debilitating fatigue. This is proving the growing need to identify effective treatments for these patients. At Bell Family Chiropractic, we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat symptoms. It has been, and continues to be researched with profound results.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing a higher percentage of oxygen in a pressurized environment. It is now used regularly in the treatment of many illnesses and conditions.
There are many benefits. Firstly, the treatment increases oxygenation, blood flow and circulation to damaged body tissues to promote faster healing. Treatments boost white blood cell counts, reduce pain and swelling and trigger collagen growth as well as stem cell reproduction. This speeds the healing process by 3 to 5 times in comparison to healing without treatments.
To benefit from hyperbaric oxygen sessions, multiple sessions are usually required. The number recommended depends on the condition being treated.
If you have lingering effects of the Covid-19 virus, don’t wait to contact us at Bell Family Chiropractic. You don’t have to suffer, let us treat you with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and get you on the path to full healing from the inside out.