Both paraffin bath therapy and hot packs are forms of superficial heat that may be used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin.
Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface and relaxes tissues. Heat can temporarily relieve painful symptoms, as well as muscle tightness and spasms. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles in spasm is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises and other forms of treatment.
Using heat to calm tissues suffering from long term spasm or irritation is an effective way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.
Paraffin bath therapy is applied by dipping the hand in a warm, soothing paraffin wax, wrapping the hand, and placing it in a soft, comfortable heated mitt to maintain the heat during the course of treatment. It can be very benefical to those suffering from arthritis in the hands or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Paraffin bath therapy is applied by dipping the hand in a warm, soothing paraffin wax, wrapping the hand, and placing it in a soft, comfortable heated mitt to maintain the heat during the course of treatment.
Whirlpool hydrotherapy massages and relaxes muscles. It increases circulation in the soft tissues to promote soft tissue healing and helps eliminate accumulated toxins. Whirlpool massage also has a repairing effect after intensive training, exercise workout or following a muscular injury.
Static traction gently stretches and tractions the spinal discs and surrounding muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. It can be applied to the cervical or lumbar spinal areas to reduce disc pressure on nerve root tissue. This highly comfortable and safe therapeutic treatment reduces pain and muscular spasms while promoting soft tissue healing and is helpful for treating pinched nerves, osteoarthritis, facet joint dysfunction, and a varietiy of other spinal conditions.
Ice packs are used to lower the temperature of the soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin. Ice packs applied to the surface of the skin constricts the blood vessels below the surface to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.
To find out more about any of these therapies or to schedule an appointment, feel free to email us or call us at (330) 758-4446.