At what depth do you get the bends?
Nitrogen narcosis symptoms tend to start once a diver reaches a depth of about 100 feet. They don’t get worse unless that diver swims deeper. Symptoms start to become more serious at a depth of about 300 feet.
What does getting the bends feel like?
Numbness and weakness: If gas bubbles get trapped around the spinal cord, you can develop numbness, tingling, and weakness in your arms or legs. Some people also experience back pain, trouble with bladder control, or even paralysis.
Can you survive the bends?
Prognosis or outlook of people who develop the bends varies with the following factors: Prognosis is good with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Delay to hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Although reports show that divers can do well after days of symptoms, delay in definitive treatment may cause damage that is irreversible.