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Can Scuba Therapy help manage Chronic Pain!

Discussion in 'Divers with Disabilities' started by DiveHeart, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. DiveHeart

    DiveHeart DiveHeart Instructor

    How do you manage chronic pain? How can Scuba Therapy help? http://www.diveheart.org/diving-past-boundaries-greatbigst…/ After 11 years of chronic pain this Veteran Air Force pilot was pain free for three weeks after his Diveheart trip to Cozumel Mexico. Here's what he says about Scuba as a Therapy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfZQh7DNnkA&feature=youtu.be #chronicpain #painrelief #nodrugs#scubatherapy #rehabilitation #disabilities #painmanagment #Opioids#opioidchrisis

    Diving Past Boundaries: Scuba as Therapy (CNN)
    Diving Past Boundaries: Scuba as Therapy (CNN / Great Big Story) At first glance, scuba diving may seem a surprising therapy for people with severe…
  2. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    Can I get my insurance to cover it? Heh
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  3. DiveHeart

    DiveHeart DiveHeart Instructor

    That is an awesome question. that's the goal and why we're doing so much collaboration on research with university medical centers around the country. you can help by lobbying your insurance company and doctors.
  4. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Nassau Grouper

    So, if it's based on serotonin, does that mean it can help with the pain of bone spurs in the toes, too? As of now, I can only get relief from those while my feet are in a very hot hotspring.
  5. DiveHeart

    DiveHeart DiveHeart Instructor

    We've not done research in that area. Right now we know people with chronic pain from spinal cord injuries for example get benefit as well as people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We have 100 years of research in front of us. :)

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