Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- 1 hr 15 min1 hour 15 minutes
- South Main Street
A Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber is a pressurized chamber used to administer oxygen at elevated pressure. There 2 types of chambers - monoplace and multiplace The main differences are in chamber size, number of occupants, and how oxygen can be delivered. Monoplace chambers are single-person chambers that are pressurized with 100% oxygen from which the patient breathes directly. Multiplace chambers are able to hold two or more persons. Multiplace chambers are pressurized with compressed air while patients breathe 100% oxygen through a hood system. We require a hyperbaric examination to ensure you are a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. What is the difference between hard and soft chambers? Soft chambers are not as effective for some indications. Soft chambers are only approved by the FDA for altitude sickness. Our hard-shell chambers are hospital grade and are FDA approved for 15 indications. Soft chambers are not approved for use with oxygen. If someone uses oxygen in a mild chamber it's typically only 30% to 40% with a maximum pressure of 1.3 Atmospheres. Our chamber uses 100% oxygen with up to 3ATA of pressure. Higher pressure and use of oxygen are more therapeutic for most indications. What type of chambers does Hurley Hyperbaric & Wellness Center use? We operate the Fortius 420 Hyperbaric Chamber, manufactured by Oxyhealth, for our hyperbaric therapy sessions. This chamber is FDA approved. The Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber provides an alternative modality to work with a broad range of hyperbaric indications - without the usual contraindications of expensive treatments and complicated operation. Our chamber measures a generous three and one half feet wide by over seven feet and is comfortable for two people. Four viewing windows illuminate the chamber and allow for patient / provider interaction. Unlike many of the other chambers on the market today, the Fortius 420 provides 100% oxygen with a hood system at pressure to the patient, greatly increasing the effectiveness of the hyperbaric therapy session. Hurley Hyperbaric & Wellness does require a hyperbaric examination with the doctor as well as recent blood work within one month. If you do not have recent blood work, our center can order it for you. Contact us at 704-938-1589 for pricing information or any additional questions you may have.
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Hurley Hyperbaric & Wellness Center, South Main Street, Kannapolis, NC, USA