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West Hartford Chiropractor | West Hartford chiropractic care | CT | Thermal Therapy

Westside Chiropractic, LLC
 Providing Family Health Care- Naturally 

Richard Duenas, DC, DABCN, FICC

(860) 523-5833
557 Prospect Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06105

Thermal Therapy

Cold Therapy

This 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 therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.


Heat Therapy

Applying moist heat improves the mobility or elasticity of the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, joint capsules. This helps to decrease joint stiffness, improve blood flow and reduce muscle tension. Heat therapy is often used before providing an adjustment to alleviate muscle tension. If you are feel tight and stiff and without a new or acute injury, Moist heat is very helpful to improve mobility and alleviate general tension.