Cryotherapy from Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO
Getting aches and pains to respond to traditional medicine and anti-inflammatories can sometimes be difficult. Our bodies can be surprisingly stubborn when it comes to healing itself. At Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO, we use therapies that stimulate the body to heal itself. One such technique is cryotherapy.
What Is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy consists of exposing the patient to nitrogen gas that is as cold as -220 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three minutes at a time. The goal is to reduce the body's temperature to about 55 degrees and force it to deliver blood from the extremities into the core of the body. The pain relief from cryotherapy is immediate. Cryotherapy also reduces inflammation, improves blood circulation, and releases muscle tension. A cryotherapy session is kept to no more than three minutes to avoid damage to the body.
Cryotherapy has the effect of pushing blood into the body and beginning a process known as vasodilation. The body's core temperature maintains itself while circulating the blood through the internal organs. Restricting the blood flow also results in the delivery of higher levels of nutrients, oxygen, and enzymes to the organs. This improves the blood supply and delivers more of the vital building blocks needed to stimulate healing.
How Cryotherapy Works in Conjunction with Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment and cryotherapy complement each other because both seek to stimulate the body to heal itself. A chiropractic adjustment seeks to put the body back into alignment with itself and improve blood flow to the area of injury. An injury is usually slow to heal because the body is not supplying sufficient blood flow to the site. Cryotherapy generates a blast of nutrient-rich blood that is delivered throughout the body by the circulatory system. The resulting increase in nutrients and physical adjustments make it easier for the body to deliver and receive these necessary nutrients.
Cryotherapy can be provided before or after an adjustment, depending on the approach your chiropractor feels is best for you.
Contact Us Today at Our Clinic in Springfield, MO
Finding a treatment that relieves your aches and pains can be challenging, but Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO, has the care you need to feel your best again. We can help get you on the road to wellness through therapies like cryotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatment. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (417) 882-1000.