Successful Treatment of Long Standing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can be a debilitating disorder associated with severe pain and disability characterized by both auto-inflammatory and autoimmune features.

This publication was a case report of a patient with long-standing CRPS that had a dramatic response to a course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and was able to successfully lower their prednisone dosage. Symptoms reemerged a few months later so a second course of hyperbaric therapy was prescribed. Similarly to the first course, the patient improved symptomatically and was able to once again lower the dose prednisone.

“This case is unique in that it shows that HBOT can be effective in long-standing CRPS, both initially, and for subsequent flares, and adds to the evidence supporting HBOT as a potential treatment for this condition” <view study>