Which Pain Relief Method is Best?October 20, 2020
If you’ve had an injury or are suffering from a painful condition, you are always looking for pain relief. At Simpson Advanced Chiropractic and Medical Center we are committed to using the latest technology in pain relief and chiropractic techniques to help you get relief as soon as possible. Our customized recovery plans are designed to help you make a quick and healthy recovery. When it comes to determining the best therapy, you may have a lot of questions. The best method for you will depend on your specific condition or injury. We can help you determine what is causing your pain and then decide which therapy will help you the most.
If your pain is being caused by muscle tension and soreness, most heat therapy may be a good option for you. This pain relief therapy uses a wet heat source to soothe and relax sore muscles, joints, and ligaments. Moist heat therapy can utilizes hot baths, steam towels, or moist heat packs to achieve muscle relaxation and relieve your pain.
If your injury is very recent, ice or heat therapy may be the best option for you. Ice and heat therapy works best if applied directly after an injury. The cold temperature can help the blood vessels contract, decreasing circulation and reducing inflammation and swelling. Heat therapy uses warmer temperatures to increase circulation to help sooth and relax muscles. Heat therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain a few hours after an injury.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Soft tissue techniques are often used to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, decrease muscle spasm, and decrease pain. It is most effect for injuries caused to joints, bones, and muscles. These types of pain relief therapies include massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and myofascial therapy.
Electro-muscle stimulation therapy works by administering small amounts of electricity in the the tissue surrounding the area of injury or pain. These electric pulses trigger the body’s release of pain relief hormones (endorphins) which help to provide pain relief in the treated area. This therapy is best for treating areas with increased inflammation and managing chronic pain conditions.
Pain Relief at Simpson Advanced Chiropractic & Medical Center
If you’re still unsure about which pain relief therapy is right for you, call Simpson Advanced Medical Center at (772) 320-5453 to book your consultation with a specialist today. We’re ready to help you get the pain relief you need and get back to feeling like yourself again.