Hot and Cold Therapy

Aug 2017 | Back Pain, Muscle Pain, Sports Injury

At Accident Centers of Texas our trusted staff has means to treating our patients with a variety of therapies to relieve your pain. One of our most common treatments involve hot & cold therapy.

Cryotherapy (Cold Therapy)

  • Cold therapy alleviates pain and swelling after an injury.
  • This therapy is preferred for spinal pain within the first 72 hours.
  • Cryotherapy decreases the flow of fluid into tissues while slowing chemicals that inflame and cause pain.
  • Cold therapy is able to reduce swelling, bleeding and nerve ending conduction of pain impulses.
  • Deep tissue cooling with ice can reduce any muscle spasm by lessening muscle contraction.

Thermotherapy (Heat Therapy)

  • Heat is often calming because of its nature to decrease the transmission of pain signals and the ability to calm tense muscles.
  • Heat opens blood vessels near the painful areas. This adds oxygen and nutrient flow to the muscles, allowing to heal damaged tissue.
  • Heat also reduces stiffness and adds flexibility which is most important in a healthy back to help you regain your quality of life.

Cryotherapy/Thermotherapy Combined (Hot/Cold/Hot Therapy)

Combining hot and cold therapy is generally preferred. This combination generates blood flow stimulation by drawing blood into a swollen and painful area with heat and driving out the blood with cooling therapy.

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