Off Label Conditions

The following is the list of Conditions treated that are considered “Off label”

I.H.M.A. accepted indications

International Hyperbaric Medical Association

These are not usually reimbursable by Insurance Companies

  • General Health
  • Health Enhancement and Prevention
  • Memory
  • Aging


  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries
  • Closed head injury
  • Compartmental syndrome

Orthopedic Disorders:

  • Fracture repair, delayed and non-union
  • Bone Grafts
  • Aid to prosthesis rehabilitative care
  • Sacroiliac Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-surgical instability
  • Degenerative Joint disease
  • Inflammatory arthritis

Neurological Disorders:

  • Spinal Cord injury
  • Neurovascular compression
  • Peripheral nerve injury and neuropathies, demyelination
  • Cerebral oedema
  • Migraine
  • Headaches, Cluster
  • Vegetative coma
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy due to hypoxia
  • Near hanging
  • Near drowning
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • AIDS
  • Autistic disorders
  • RSD
  • TOS
  • Hypoxic birth disorders
  • Candidas and fungal infections
  • Spider bite
  • Flesh eating bacteria
  • Lyme disease
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mercury Poisoning
  • Chemical Poisoning/ Pesticide

Auto Immune Related Disorders:

  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scelodrema
  • Silicone induced disorders
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome

Cardiac Disorders:

  • Aid to cardiac surgery and rehabilitation
  • Heart attack, Myocardial ischemia

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery:

  • Pre and Post Surgery healing, reconstruction and cosmetic surgery
  • Non- healing post-surgery, reconstruction and cosmetic surgery
  • Post-surgical soft tissue infections

Peripheral Vascular Disorders:

  • Delayed wounds, recurrent ulcers an infections
  • Acute and Chronic arterial insufficiency


  • Acute and Chronic Anaemia


  • Retintis Pigmentosa
  • Macular degeneration


  • Sudden deafness
  • Acute acoustic Trauma


  • Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis

Endocrine Disorders:

  • Diabetic complications

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A simple example of the term “Off-label”….

Neurontin is approved by the FDA for one indication only and yet it is prescribed for a myriad of “Off-label” conditions….

HBOT is approved by the FDA for 13 different conditions and yet it is only used in the State run chamber for 2 conditions…. Decompression injury and Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

One has to wonder why a pharmacological agent is so used and why HBOT with 39.000 published articles/papers and studies, approved both by The European Medicines Agency and the Food and Drug Admiration in the USA is almost totally ignored?

Truly a rhetorical question!