From our experience providing chiropractor services, we know that the human body can only take in so much. Through the years, chiropractor Vancouver has seen many patients come into our clinic from deep sea diving background needing chiropractic care. The impact of deep sea diving is highly documented and divers from the world over are experiencing all the time. In this article, we will talk about the impacts of deep sea diving to the body and how chiropractic care can help alleviate it.
Respect the Law of Physics
Deep sea diving is a relatively safe sport as long as you know how to respect the law of physics. It boils down to pressure. Although you might not necessarily know it, but air actually has weight. At the sea level, you can already feel 14.7 pounds of air exerting pressure on every inch of your body. If you go higher in altitude you encounter less air and consequently less air pressure but, it also becomes less easy to breathe. In outer space, since there is no air, astronauts have to be equipped with space suits to prevent them from blowing up. Underwater, it’s a different story. Since water is almost 800 times heavier than air, as you dive deeper, water pressure does a lot of things to your body.
Other Effects of Deep Sea Diving to Your Body
Inside the skull, you can find air spaces—the sinuses and the ear canal. When you descend deeper, water pressure increases and squeezes the air in the empty spaces. The usual thing that diver’s experience is ear pain and most of the time, you have to “pop” your ear to equalize. This can be harder especially if you have colds or sinus conditions. When you fail in your efforts to equalize, water pressure can burst your eardrum.
Another thing that deep sea divers experience is hypothermia. As the water temperature falls lower than body temperature, the surrounding water will draw heat from the body lowering its temperature. This is precisely the reason why divers have to wear special suits to protect the body from losing heat. When you begin to shiver, this means that the body is responding to lowering body heat. Make sure to end your dive when the body begins to shiver.
Prolonged physical exertion underwater can lead to muscular fatigue, cramps and dehydration. As a diver, you should be aware of your limits and not push beyond it. To minimize the danger of deep sea diving, you have to educate yourself more and train yourself more. Minimizing the risk of diving is the only way you can enjoy this sport more. Give yourself a pampering with regular chiropractic care to ensure unhindered energy circulation throughout the body. As you take in compressed air, toxins can gather into your blood stream because this is the unnatural way of breathing. Chiropractic care can greatly reduce the toxins in your body and keep it in total balance.