So a good diagnoses is not that easy. But a chamberride will not harm then. Only thing is that you can dive again as soon as you think you are fit enough again with neuritis vestibularis as swimming and diving gives you rest and seeking limits is adviced to make you heal faster. But you maybe got a wrong stamp.
(I know examples of people who got bent and directly after a chamber ride went diving again without problems, but this is sometimes not adviced. ).
So a right diagnoses can be hard.
There are also issues with terminology, a bend is an imprecise term, in its original meaning it was musculoskeletal pains following shallow long duration caisson pressure exposure. These were often repetitive owing to the socioeconomic status of the individuals labouring in the caissons. DCI strictly includes barotrauma. Sadly terminological inexactitude is not limited to non doctors. The problem is that terms are used loosely and then reused by others with even less meaning, even though in many cases the correct usage does not matter at the time it may well do later. Sorry I will climb off my hobby horse now.
Evolution is great at solving problems. It's the methods that concern me.
Agree completely, but I think this Doctor was taking about those in denial and also the likely probability of Symptoms presenting post dive are more likely going to lead to a diagnosis of DCI.