Cryotherapy (ice therapy) and heat therapy are long-established and clinically proven aids to the treatment of most musculoskeletal injuries, or for low back pain or neck pain.
Joint injury often involves secondary trauma to the surrounding soft tissue.
This is where ICE-AID can assist your Chiropractor to reduce pain, decrease total disability time and improve long-term results.
Used Cold, ICE-AID is primarily recommended for sprains, strains or buises.
It is useful for relief of headaches, toothache, minor burns, nose bleeds, and insect bites and stings.
The beneficial effects of ice therapy include:
- reducing pain
- Reducing muscle spasm
- reduce inflammation, swelling and tissue bleeding
- reduce the total amount of damaged tissue if applied soon after the injury
Used Hot, ICE-AID can promote healing and reduce pain, once swelling is reduced after an injury.
The beneficial effects of heat therapy include:
- reduce pain
- reducing joint stiffness
- reduce muscle spasm
- relaxation of muscles
- aids in healing through increase blood flow and tissue temperature if applied once swelling is reduced