Decompression Sickness

Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness was one of the first conditions treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a proven medical procedure that has been in use since 1936 to treat deep-sea divers for “the bends.” Decompression sickness is also known as divers’ disease or caisson disease.

The condition is brought on when a diver surfaces too quickly and does not allow the gases in the body to expand at a safe rate.  Dissolved gases form bubbles inside the body, which can lead to serious complications such as gas embolism.

Decompression sickness is treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which delivers pressurized 100% oxygen directly to the body’s blood cells, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, bones, and lymph.


We administer the latest hyperbaric technology in a comfortable, private setting. Treatment takes place in a clear acrylic chamber where you comfortably recline and view your surroundings at all times. Our experienced treatment team monitors you throughout the procedure.