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beach: the best medicine of all

scoobysscooby Posts: 49
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Pain Management
Hi everyone, I just returned from a trip to the beach. I feel great!
Not sure if it a combo of the wonderful ocean air, the healing salt of the ocean, or the sound of the surf. Maybe it's just the fact that I have been off my feet, relaxing and not working. I even got up early and took a little walk to check out the sites. Maybe I should move there.

Has anyone else noticed a difference in their pain level when visiting or living near the ocean? Well , will be back to work soon...ughhhhh :<


  • i have a holiday booked in fuerteventura for 10days just a week befor my big operation .i hope that the beautiful surroundings /clean air and warm weather and clean sea and 10 days of being looked after like a king in palatial surroundings will do me and kath the world of good .then is back to reality ..with bells on !!
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • HI,
    YES, yes, yes....the beach is great!!! Am headed to the beach for a few days this week, a girl's only trip! I seriously noted, while in Jamaica in Feb, (and in Feb 2009) how much better I felt while there! No cooking, cleaning, etc,. and 3 or more trips a day into the ocean instead of the pools, made me feel absolutely wonderful!!! I think that floating around in that salt water has an effect on the body for sure...But, that's just my opinion!!
    Always wanted to try scuba diving, but you had to "get dressed" on land, and I couldn't hold the air tank, unless I was in the water...so no go there..
    I'd love to live near the beach..!!!!
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    I love the beach, it has a very calming and relaxing effect on me. I can guarantee when I retire that somewhere with a beach will become my home.
  • Frannie Page: I had a girls only trip too! Back ache 99: I am not sure I understand where you are going, more details please!
    I required less pain meds on my trip. I wonder if you I one were to move to the beach if they could tire of it! I will go back to the reality of working this week,but I hope the feeling of well being continues!
  • HI,
    I am of the mind set, that the ocean water is in fact healing in some way...less meds on the trip for me also, and just a feeling of "well being" if you will..
    Don't know why, but my spine felt great all week, and I know I didn't drink that much, so it wasn't that..
    Think I will try and research the effect of salt water on the body...all I know is, that when I'm at the beach, I feel so much better... It even seems to take away the pain that humidity causes for me... People seem to use aquatic therapy and it seems to work, so I wonder what would be the difference if salt water was used.... Inquiring minds need to know!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
    is being someplace/somewhere that totally relaxes you.
    As the author of this thread, scooby, stated, the beach is the best medicine.

    I can relate to that. Growing up on Long Island, NY, I spent so much time at the Ocean, from the Rockaways out to the Hamptons. Whenever I am at the Ocean, I am relaxed.

    Thats the key, for some people, it could be up high up in the mountains, others by rivers. For some it could be on a boat, a train, a plane, etc.

    Whatever puts our bodies and minds at ease, that is the best medicine
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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