Cryotherapy (cold therapy) is the perfect treatment enhancement for those suffering from chronic lower back pain and other chronic conditions. It works very well in combination with chiropractic adjustments. This exciting new treatment protocol of using chiropractic treatments and cryotherapy together is available from Dr. Eric Fromm and Dr. Scott Habers in Cartersville, GA.
Cryotherapy From Your Chiropractor
Cryotherapy is using cold to help improve muscle healing, speed up the recovery from sports injuries, and reduce inflammation that is the source of intense chronic pain. Research studies show that patients have a significant reduction in lower back pain when cryotherapy is used along with chiropractic adjustments.
Cryotherapy may be applied to a specific part of the body (localized) or there is also whole-body cryotherapy. Localized cryotherapy is a fancy phrase that just means using ice packs, cooling sprays, ice massage, ice baths, and possibly probes that deliver direct intense cold into the tissue.
What is cryotherapy good for treating?
There are many uses for cryotherapy treatments, which include
- Migraine: Numbing the nerves in the neck and cooling the blood flow to the brain may decrease the severity of migraines. Using cold therapy on the carotid arteries in the neck area is one way to reduce the pain associated with migraine headaches.
- Nerve Pain: Cryotherapy reduces nerve pain by numbing the affected area. A doctor can insert a small probe into the tissues to reduce pain from pinched nerves and acute injuries.
- Moods: Whole-body cryotherapy has been demonstrated to improve moods because it triggers a natural hormonal response that releases adrenalin, endorphins, and noradrenaline. This is an effective way to treat anxiety disorders and depression.
- Arthritis: To reduce arthritis pain, cold therapy is helpful. If the arthritis is severe, whole-body cryotherapy is very effective for short-term pain relief that can be accompanied by physiotherapy (mobility exercises).
- Cancer: For low-risk tumors, they can be frozen using a technique called cryosurgery.
- Weight Loss: Fat freezing is a form of cryotherapy. This non-invasive technique uses a device to freeze fat cells to the point of bursting. Then, the body naturally removes the dead-cell debris over time.
- Atopic Dermatitis: Skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis are helped with whole-body cryotherapy that reduces inflammation and itching by improving antioxidant levels in the blood.
- Alzheimer’s: Whole-body cryotherapy may help with Alzheimer’s and dementia through its anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation effects.
The applications and uses for cryotherapy are constantly expanding. Many standard treatment protocols are enhanced when using cryotherapy as well. Ask your doctor about the possibilities.
Make an Appointment With Your Chiropractor
To get the benefits of cryotherapy, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Eric Fromm and Dr. Scott Habers in Cartersville, GA by calling (770) 386-5262 or use the convenient online appointment request form.