The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center in Jackson, Tennessee, offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a variety of conditions. The center’s staff is led by Medical Director Dr. Roy Schmidt, a board certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Schmidt has practiced anesthesia and pain management in the Jackson area since 1992.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the only non-hormonal treatment approved by the FDA for biologically repairing and regenerating human tissue. In association with the Pain Specialist Center, the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center offers treatments for off-label use that have shown promising results for diseases and health issues that research suggests it may benefit. They include: closed head injury/concussion, stroke, cerebral palsy, autism, Lyme disease, swelling (edema), joint-related issues, peripheral neuropathy syndromes/diabetes, poor circulation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoradionecrosis, crush injuries, brain edema, near drowning, acute hearing loss, radiation myelitis, certain liver disease, and recovery following cosmetic surgery.
Patients utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy enter a chamber where they breathe 100% oxygen under pressure. This process drives oxygen into cells, reviving them or helping them function. An additional effect of the increased oxygen is growth of new blood vessels and long-lasting therapeutic benefits. The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center uses 100% medical grade oxygen, and its six-person chamber has been certified by the State of Tennessee. Also, the THC chamber is FDA 510(k) cleared.