The pain associated with injuries or chronic illness can be debilitating if left untreated. Chiropractic care uses a variety of healing techniques like deep tissue massage and heat therapy to effectively relieve pain and encourage the body to begin to heal itself. In some cases, it's beneficial to use multiple techniques to create an environment where healing can take place naturally. Our staff at Neck and Back Pain Relief Center wants you to know the benefits of heat therapy.
Heat Therapy Improves Circulation
Heat therapy improves circulation by dilating the blood vessels and allowing more oxygenated blood to the injured area. The more blood flows an injured area receives, the more support it has to stimulate and maintain the healing process. As more blood flows into the area, the more toxins and waste are carried away creating healthier, stronger tissue.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
Heat relaxes the soft tissues and minimizes the pain and inflammation associated with the injury. Overexertion can cause muscles to tighten up and spasm. Heat works its way into the tissues causing them to relax. As the muscles begin to loosen, the spasms become less severe and blood flow increases bringing much-needed nutrients. Using heat therapy in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy can provide long-lasting benefits and can actually hasten the healing process.
Loosens Stiff Joints
Stiff joints that are often associated with chronic conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, respond to heat therapy rather quickly. Applying heat loosens the soft tissues and begins to dissipate inflammation. As the joints begin to loosen up, range of motion and flexibility increase allowing you to move more freely. The longer your joints are allowed to remain immobile, the more painful they will become. Using heat therapy is often the first step in releasing the joint and minimizing your pain and discomfort.
Visit Dr. Daniel Ragozzine Today!
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Ragozzine in Milldale today! By using heat therapy in conjunction with other treatment options, he can help you eliminate your pain and get back on the road to healing. At his Milldale, Connecticut office, we are able to identify the cause of your pain and create a treatment plan that will meet your individual needs. If you are experiencing pain from a recent injury or suffer from a chronic illness that causes extreme pain and discomfort, call Dr. Daniel Ragozzine today at (860) 620-9523! Schedule an appointment and find out all the benefits heat therapy has to offer.