A New Alternative to Traditional Pain Management
Chronic pain affects your outlook on life and can be overwhelming and lead to depression in some cases. Chronic pain has been linked to restricted mobility, opioid dependency, anxiety, depression, and reduced quality of life, and it contributes to an estimated $560 billion annually in direct medical costs, lost productivity, and disability programs in the United States according to a Sept 2018 report by the National Center for Complementary Medicine and Integrative Health at NIH. Additionally, other data suggests that in 2016 nearly 20% of U.S. adults had chronic pain and nearly 8% had high impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity).
The pain cycle is something that many of us have experienced from time to time but living with chronic pain is something different. The usual practice is rest and inactivity for chronic pain to give the body time to heal and hence break that chronic pain cycle. More study is needed, but there is some evidence to suggest physical activity and exercise can be an intervention with few adverse events that may improve pain severity and physical function, and consequent quality of life.
However, there is now another way to address the chronic pain cycle called a Blu Room. Users have reported pain relief after a Blu Room session. The calming and unique atmosphere using sound and narrowband ultraviolet B light allows you to relax and mentally rejuvenate which in turns benefits your physical body. The Blu Room doesn’t treat physical conditions it supports your mind and improvements in your body are a side effect of the mind getting well.
A healthy mind brings about a healthy body. The only Blu Room on the east coast is located in Warrenton, VA. Stop by – you might be surprised how great you feel.