Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a serious medical condition known for causing chronic pain for even the slightest movements or touches. Though it is initially caused by damage to the limbs, RSD still not well understood. Symptoms of RSD include extreme sensitivity to touch, swelling and color changes of the skin, body temperature changes, physical weakness, muscular atrophy, profuse sweating, anxiety, and depression. If left untreated, the symptoms only progress in severity. People who live with RSD are under constant stress and pain. Simple tasks most people take for granted such as writing with a pen or walking a flight of stairs is very challenging for RSD patients. Imagine not being able to play with your children. That is a sad reality for many people who suffer from RSD.
Fortunately for them, there is a highly effective treatment for RSD. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that uses the awesome healing powers of oxygen to repair the body. How does it work? Simply put, patients enter a pressure-sealed chamber, the air pressure of which is two to three times higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This is because under higher air pressure, oxygen can be delivered to the body in higher quantities. As a result of staying inside a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the body is able to heal damaged tissue, strengthen its immune system, and provide general comfort and theraputic relief for RSD and other serious debilitating illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, decompression sickness, radiation necrosis, and even AIDS.
Any kind of treatment for reflex sympathetic dystrophy is difficult and challenging — much like dealing with the disease itself. However, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to effectively combat RSD as well as improve the quality of life for thousands of patients across the country. For more information about this treatment for RSD, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.