Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice compresses to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the sk in surface. Cryotherapy works on the surface cooling constricts blood vessels, numbs painful areas, and helps relax muscle spasms. Cold temperatures reduce nerve transmission of painful symptoms and provide temporary relief. Cooling affected tissues is effective in reducing and preventing post-traumatic swelling. Local cooling should be applied several times a day during the initial stages of an injury.
Patients Benefits: Helps reduce swelling and inflammation, Numbs affected area to reduce pain, Reduces muscle spasms and is inexpensive and can be self-applied.
Dr. Scott Fechter practices chiropractic therapeutic services in St Augustine Florida and treats patients from nearby Cities. The Pain Relief Centre has locations in Palatka and St Augustine to accomadate chiropractic patients. Chiropractic can be an effective treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, osteoarthritis and many other conditions.