A Family Practice and Wellness Center uses moist heat therapy along with chiropractic care and physical therapy to treat injuries, pain, and chronic illness. There are different types of moist heat therapy that are used to treat pain in the body. It can be used on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs after chiropractic care or physical therapy to relieve pain.
There are hot tubs, hot water bottles, moist heat packs, steamed towels, and hot baths. Sometimes, chiropractic care or physical therapy stretches muscles and ligaments causing pain. We use moist heat therapy to relieve pain after physical therapy, exercise, or chiropractic care. Our chiropractors Dr. Eric Fromm and Dr. Scott Habers serves the area of Cartersville GA.
The Benefits of Moist Heat Therapy
The benefits of moist heat therapy are increased blood flow to the areas being treated. It reduces pain after physical therapy or chiropractic care and shortens the healing process. Moist heat is used primarily to manage chronic pain from illness or injuries. Some types of moist heat therapy can be done at home after the chiropractor or therapist shows patients how to apply the technique. It is often use in conjunction with other type of treatments or therapies. This type of heat therapy penetrates the skin deeper to relieve pain in muscles and ligaments. It relaxes muscles, relieves pain, and does not dry out surrounding tissues.
Types of Moist Heat Therapy In Cartersville
Hot water bottles are sometimes used for moist heat therapy for smaller areas and there are larger water bottles that have been designed for larger areas like the back, shoulders stomach, arms, and legs. They can be heated in special equipment and used for 30 to 90 minutes or more. Often, we use this technique for moist heat therapy for chiropractic or physical therapy. Our chiropractor may suggest buying a special hot water bottle to use at home and show you how to use it. This is one of the moist heat therapy options.
Moist heat packs used for pain after physical therapy are often made of a material covered in canvas. They are stored in hot water and placed in hot towels or special wraps to prevent burning. It prevents them from cooling off too quickly so that you benefit from the moist heat therapy. This is a safe clean way to apply moist heat packs. Heat reduces muscle spasm and increases blood flow. It relaxes muscles and soft tissue, and this increases mobility. We sometimes use hot towels that are heated to the right temperature by our therapists.
Our chiropractors might recommend that you take a hot bath or sit in a whirlpool if you have one at home or belong to a health facility after the treatment. We use moist heat therapy to reduce your pain along with therapy. We treat children, adults, and seniors in the Carterville, GA area.
Contact Us About Moist Heat Therapy in Cartersville
Contact us about moist heat therapy with chiropractic or physical therapy with our chiropractors Dr. Eric Fromm and Dr. Scott Habers at A Family Practice and Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA. Make an appointment by filling out the online form or calling 770-386-5262.