The use of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) in the treatment of vertebrogenic ischemic myelopathies makes it possible not only to arrest the progression of the disease but also to achieve stable regress of motor disturbances in a relatively short period, which helps to reduce the time of treatment and hospitalization. In lateral amyotrophic sclerosis HBO therapy produces a minimum and short positive effect only in some patients. In most cases the therapy failed to control or stabilize neurological disorders. Clinical data are confirmed by dynamic electromyographic studies. The results obtained make it possible to recommend HBO in a complex of therapeutic measures in cases of vascular damage to the spinal cord.
Neretin, Lobov, Kiselev, Lagutina, Kir’iakov, , , , (1985). [Effect of hyperbaric oxygenation on the recovery of motor functions in vertebrogenic myelopathies]. Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia : 1952), 1985 ;85(12):1774-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4090831