Chicago Neurological Services
Dr. Lenny Cohen
Neurology located in Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL & Oak Park, Oak Park, IL
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) offers state-of-the-art technology to help you heal faster and reduce symptoms from a variety of neurological conditions. At Chicago Neurological Services in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, board-certified neurologist Lenny Cohen, MD, and his staff are experts in this advanced treatment procedure hosted by their sister site, Lakeshore Hyperbaric Center. To complement the management and healing of your chronic conditions, harness the power of oxygen with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Hyperbaric Therapy (HBOT) Q & A
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive, painless medical treatment used for a number of different conditions. This state-of-the-art technology applies principles established in the 17th century to modern medicine. Dr. Cohen is a founder of Chicago’s first standalone HBOT center, Lakeshore Hyperbaric Center.
HBOT is based on a very simple concept: breathing oxygen under pressure increases the content of oxygen dissolved into tissue. It has been FDA-approved for a number of medical conditions, including:
- Delayed radiation injury
- The bends (decompression sickness)
- Sensorineural hearing loss
Additionally, HBOT is used to help in the treatment of many other disorders, including:
- Stroke recovery
- Lyme disease
- Concussion recovery
- Traumatic brain injury
Dr. Cohen encourages you to start your oxygen revolution with Chicago Neurological Services and the Lakeshore Hyperbaric Center.
How does HBOT work?
In HBOT, you rest for approximately two hours inside a clear chamber that is filled with 100% oxygen at three-times normal air pressure. The increased pressure and high oxygen content leads to a 10- to 15-fold increase in oxygen uptake by your body’s blood and tissues. This enables maximal oxygen uptake in injured areas that otherwise may not have the sufficient levels required to stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells that promote healing.
Pumping oxygen through your circulatory and pulmonary systems systematically heals your injured body and brain in a completely noninvasive and painless procedure. Dr. Cohen uses a personalized approach to ensure the therapy fits into your existing treatment to maximize positive long-term outcomes. He’s always prepared to explain the procedure, how it helps you, and how it complements your overall treatment approach.
What conditions can HBOT help treat?
Dr. Cohen often includes HBOT as part of his comprehensive and integrative treatment plans for a number of conditions. The therapy offers a range of benefits, including:
- Increased new blood vessel formation
- Accelerated healing from injuries and wounds
- Improved infection defense
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced edema swelling
- Increased skin elasticity
- Stimulated collagen production
If you suffer from any disorder or just want to feel and look your best, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen today by calling Chicago Neurological Services or using the online booking feature. To learn more about HBOT, visit Chicago Hyperbaric, the sister site for Chicago Neurological Services.