• Man's Chronic Pain Disappears After Vigorous, Cold-Water Swim - Discover Magazine (blog)

    Those polar plunge nuts you know, the people who strip to their skivvies in February and jump into freezing water might be on to something.According to doctors from the United Kingdom, a 28 year old man who had been complaining of persistent, post operative pain was cured after jumping into incredibly cold water for a vigorous 60 second, intense swim. Roughly two months prior to his swim, the man had undergone an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy procedure to treat his severe facial blushing. In this procedure, a portion of the sympathetic nerve trunk is destroyed to treat excessive sweating, blushing and Raynaud s disease.


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