Infrared therapy is effective in reducing pain and stiffness which is associated with muscle sprains and strains. This gentle warming therapy allows a comfortable heated sensation deep into the muscle spasm where it needs it most. This therapy can be aplied while you lay on your back, or also in a seated position, whichever is most comfortable for the patient.
Cryotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.
If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process. This chiropractic therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Allen Conrad has been a chiropractor for over 13 years, serving the North Wales and Lansdale PA area. His chiropractor office specializes in spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care for many types of injuries. Dr. Conrad serves as the Team Chiropractor for the Blackthorn Rugby Club, and is a CertifiedStrength and Conditioning Specialist.