Cyrotherapy is one of the most commonly used treatments at McAdam Chiropractic. It assists in decreasing inflammation thus improving productivity and decreasing healing time. Cyrotherapy utilizes the application of cold compresses on the skin to effectively reduce the skin’s temperature. This is done in order to constrict the blood vessels to reducing swelling and aiding in the healing of damaged tissue.
Cyrotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. It is also a well known therapy that provides cooling relief to affected soft tissues as well as helping numb painful areas.
Cryotherapy is Shown to Benefit the Following Conditions:
- Back and neck strain (injury)
- Back and neck pain
- Auto immune diseases
- Chronic fatigue
Additionally, cryotherapy is excellent for both amateur and professional athletes. It helps to reduce symptoms of tissue damage related to strenuous exercises such as weight training, long distance running or martial arts. Some sources say it will also increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging.
Moist Heat Therapy
Heat application helps relax tight muscles and increases blood flow and nutrition to the area, which can help speed healing once the inflammation has subsided. It also helps muscles and tendons respond better to being stretched and exercised. This treatment should feel like gentle warmth, never hot or burning.
Heat can be delivered to the affected areas in a number of ways. While heating pads or hot packs are most often used, they can “cook” the tissue and actually cause harm. Moist heat is the best option for treatment of a superficial injury because it reaches deeper into the affected area than dry heat methods. Moist heat is a therapeutic heat therapy that penetrates between 1 to 5 mm below the skin’s surface.
Call our Bridgewater Chiropractic Clinic at (908) 218-0800 or Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Appointment. Most insurance is accepted and we are conveniently located at 794 U.S. 202- 206 N, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
794 U.S. 202- 206 N
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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