When we get hurt or we’re in pain at home, the solution is pretty simple. We go see our doctor. Or we figure out a local remedy to our situation and pursue it. But what happens when we get hurt or we’re in pain and we’re a thousand miles from home? Well, that’s a question that those who work on cruise ships, oil rigs, super yachts, merchant vessels, tankers and freighters have to ask themselves from time to time.
Seaside Marine outfits all ocean going vessels worldwide with necessary medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, surgical supplies and services. We also ensure certification and compliance with relevant regulations in their totality.
Below are a few tips for pain management when working and living in oceangoing conditions.
Life on the open sea can be stressful to say the least. But it’s still important to try to lower your own stress levels, especially if you experience chronic pain or injury, because stress can certainly compound your symptoms.
Focusing on your breath is a great way to increase calm and reduce calamity. There’s a reason why people often say to take a deep breath and a moment of pause before an altercation or a spur of the moment decision. It’s a great way to lower stress levels and deal with pain.
Meditation is something many of us make an initial attempt at, but we write it off -- because it’s impossible to sit in one place and think of nothing. Accept that you will often have thoughts, but the idea is to let them pass, like you’re standing in a river, and you’re watching a piece of driftwood float by. Meditation will help you keep a calm demeanor and clearer head throughout the day. It’s a great way to set the table to have a relaxed, at peace, and engaged day, no matter what exterior forces are at work.
We know that a glass of whiskey and a smoke can be something of a soothing exchange for those working and living on oceangoing vessels. However, alcohol deeply affects your quality of sleep, which is vital during pain management. Smoking, on the other can, has been proven to worsen circulation problems (which are already painful without smoking!), not to mention increase your risk of getting heart disease and cancer.
Seaside Marine remains the preeminent complete marine medical pharmacy and hospital supply company. We specialize in providing pharmaceutical, surgical and medical supplies, medical equipment, not to mention certifications which make sure you’re in compliance with all laws.
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We’re based in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but we extend our services to all ocean going vessels worldwide. We have a deep, comprehensive knowledge of the maritime industry and we provide distribution all over the globe.
We’ve been doing our thing since 1889, focusing on providing high quality, professional, reliable service -- all at competitive prices! We have a most devoted staff of registered and licensed pharmacists and technicians and we’ve developed our ironclad reputation over the last 100 years.