Musculoskeletal problems can develop as a result of injury, overuse, or particular kinds of physical disorders. Cold therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat these problems, providing relief from pain and inflammation. At Sofos Chiropractic in White Plains, we use cryotherapy to treat pain and discomfort due to injuries and many common disorders.
What Is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy uses very cold temperatures to induce physical reactions in the body. Cryotherapy applies this cold to affected areas of the body to reduce pain and swelling and facilitate healing processes. Cryotherapy can also be in the form of baths that affect a wider area of the body. Cold is applied for a period of time and then removed to allow for physical effects to help relieve the injury. Our chiropractor will determine how long and how frequently the cold should be applied for the best outcome.
How Does Cryotherapy Work to Relieve Pain and Stiffness?
The principle behind cryotherapy is the ability of cold temperatures to shrink blood vessels, which helps to reduce swelling in the area and relieve discomfort. As circulation returns to the body, the blood vessels expand, increasing circulation to the injured part, which promotes the flow of nutrients to the affected area. The cold helps to soothe inflamed nerves in injured areas of the body. Cryotherapy is sometimes combined with heat therapy to provide maximum blood circulation to injured areas.
What Types of Problems Can Cryotherapy Help?
Cryotherapy is used for a wide range of issues, but it can be particularly beneficial for treating musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors often use it in combination with other techniques for a fast recovery. Cryotherapy can be used on sprains, tendonitis, runner's knee, bursitis, sciatica, arthritis pain, lower back pain, shoulder injuries, neck pain, and other joints, tendons, and ligament problems.
Visit Us for Cryotherapy and Chiropractic Care in White Plains
Dr. Sofos uses his in-depth training and chiropractic methods to help his patients in White Plains enjoy relief from pain and better movement. We treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, disc problems, hip pain, worker injuries, auto accident injuries, and more. If you are searching for a "chiropractor near me," contact Sofos Chiropractic today at (914) 686-8844 for an appointment or to learn more about the benefits of cryotherapy.