As a health provider that specializes in offering a holistic approach to healing, Advanced Spine & Rehab offers a wide variety of medical and healthcare services. Among these services are various forms of physiotherapy, including Cryotherapy.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a procedure that involves exposing the body to subzero temperatures. By exposing the body to extreme cold, skin sensors are stimulated so the Central Nervous System is activated. In response, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain inhibitors and mood elevators. The enhanced circulation activity as the blood moves into and out of the core helps to decrease inflammation by clearing metabolic waste and toxins and replacing it with a supply of blood that is rich in oxygen and nutrients. This, in turn, helps to stimulate cellular regeneration, resulting in faster healing.
How is Cryotherapy Used?
Cryotherapy is frequently used by elite athletes and pro teams to assist with muscle and injury recovery, but it can also be used by anyone in need of recovery from an accident. The therapy can be used for the daily management of pain and inflammation. It can also be used to help with increasing energy or with alleviating stress-related conditions.
If you are interested in learning more about Cryotherapy, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab today. Both Dr. Crimson and Dr. Graham will be happy to discuss this therapy option with you as you explore together whether or not it is a good form of therapy for you to utilize for your specific condition.