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Cryotherapy has recently been researched as a treatment for prostate cancer. However, since the development of cryotherapy, it's been known as a treatment for nerve-related conditions. At Full Body Rejuvenation Center, serving Lithonia, GA and the surrounding area, we use it as a safe and effective remedy for pain.
Cryotherapy utilizes freezing temperatures to numb irritated nerves. During a cryotherapy treatment, our chiropractor uses a probe that's inserted near the tissue you're experiencing problems with, and then the temperature of the probe decreases to freeze the nerve. When the nerve is frozen, it deactivates it, ultimately relieving pain and irritation.
During a cryotherapy treatment, your blood vessels constrict as a reaction to the cold. This reduces the amount of inflammation you have. Cryotherapy is intended to reduce pain and inflammation to speed up your recovery, possibly allowing you to resume your usual activities sooner.
The most vital of all of the cryotherapy benefits is its ability to relieve pain caused by nerve issues. It has the ability to relieve swelling, too. Our chiropractor uses it to treat conditions such as benign nerve growths and pinched nerves, just to name a few. You'll notice you have a decrease in symptoms like numbness and tingling because cryotherapy stops sensations in the nerve.
It's beneficial for those recovering from injuries including sports-related and personal injuries. Additionally, cryotherapy benefits those who've undergone surgery. People with certain conditions benefit the most from cryotherapy. For instance, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia patients may also find relief.
Cryotherapy is considered relatively safe for most patients. Some patients do experience unwanted nerve irritation such as unusual sensations. It's possible you'll have numbness or tingling. Some people notice they have redness or irritation where the probe was applied. Side effects of cryotherapy tend to be mild and usually subside over time.
First, we ask you come into our office for your initial evaluation. We ask you to provide us with a complete medical background as well as inform us about any issues you're experiencing. At this point, if you're interested in trying cryotherapy, please let us know, so we can determine if it's safe and right for you. In some cases, we'll recommend it as part of your treatment regimen. Then, we conduct any testing to determine the cause of your pain and discomfort. We analyze your testing and take into consideration to identify whether cryotherapy is safe for you. Finally, we initiate the process by placing the probe on the area you're experiencing problems and executing the treatment.