Ice therapy is an excellent companion to chiropractic care for the athlete and for regular folks who work busy workweeks as well.
What is Ice Therapy?
Ice therapy entaisl the application of ice as a method of reducing inflammation and temporary pain in the body.
What Happens During Ice Therapy?
During ice therapy, ice inspires constriction in the veins of the affected tissues of the body, which ends up limiting blood flow -- which acts as an all-natural, drug-free anesthetic. When we remove the ice, your blood will rush back to the area, which will provide useful nutrients which will help boost the healing process.
When is Ice Therapy Useful?
Ice therapy is incredibly useful for the treatment of back and neck pain and lessens muscle spasm severity, reduces overall pain without drug intervention, and also aids in diminishing soft tissue damage.
If performing ice therapy at home, you should apply an ice pack to the affected area within 24-48 hours from your initial ache or injury. You can reapply every 10 minutes to achieve maximum effect. Do not leave on for more than 20 minutes at a time.
Ice therapy should not be used by patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome, colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation should not use ice therapy.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more if you're a cadidate for ice therapy.