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Unexpected Outcome (Positive or Negative) Including Adverse Drug Reactions Cold Forced Open-Water Swimming: A Natural Intervention to Improve Postoperative Pain and Mobilisation Outcomes?

Source: BMJ Case Reports
Abstract: Summary: Postoperative neuropathic pain exacerbated by movement is poorly understood and difficult to treat but a relatively common complication of surgical procedures such as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. Here, we describe a case of unexpected, immediate, complete and sustained remission of postoperative intercostal neuralgia after the patient engaged in an open-water swim in markedly cold conditions.

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