Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) in a pressure chamber with an oxygen pressure of up to 2.8 absolute atmospheres administered to patients with various lesions of the spinal cord (trauma sequelae, discogenic ischemic myelopathy, states after tumor removal, etc.,) was frequently followed by a more or less pronounced regression of the existent neurological symptomatology. Pelvic and motor functions as well as sensitivity and reflexes returned to normal and the pain syndromes were alleviated. The therapeutic response to HBO is directly dependent on the role played by reversible functional lesions of the spinal cord in the general picture of the disease.

Elinskiĭ, Rafikov, Baĭbus, , , , , , (1984). [Therapeutic use of hyperbaric oxygenation in lesions of the spinal cord]. Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia : 1952), 1984 ;84(5):682-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6464584