Table 3.

Presenting Signs and Symptoms in Patients with Decompression Sickness

Sign or SymptomPercentage
Numbness59
Pain55
Dizziness27
Extreme fatigue25
Headache24
Weakness23
Nausea14
Gait abnormality12
Hypoesthesia10
Visual Disturbance8
Itching5
  • Reproduced with permission from Neurologic Complications of Scuba Diving from the June 1, 2001 issue of American Family Physician. Copyright © 2001 American Academy of Family Physicians. All Rights Reserved.