The effects of hyperbaric oxygen on MRI findings in rheumatoid arthritis

This pilot study followed 9 patients diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis who each received 30 hyperbaric oxygen treatments over six to 10 weeks. Follow up MRI scans at both 3 months and at 6 months showed beneficial response to this procedure. These findings support an earlier pilot study that documented improvement in “disease activity and joint pain as determined by multiple, validated clinical measures”.  The findings of this study suggest that “hyperbaric oxygen therapy  may be useful as an adjunctive or alternative treatment to disease-modifying drugs for rheumatoid arthritis” <view study>