Chronic Back Pain Relief In Las Vegas
Chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas using heat therapy and ice therapy with massage therapist Kris Kelley assisting in treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
Las Vegas Massage Professional Kris Kelley asks, "Treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas, which is best? Ice therapy or heat therapy? Heat or ice? Which method do we use, and when do we use them?" That's probably one of the most common question asked by my Las Vegas massage clients looking for chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas in regards to treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas and a successful Chronic Back Pain Treatment In Las Vegas program.
To properly answer this question, we first need to figure out how heat therapy and ice therapy actually interacts with our bodies. Once we have an understanding of each of these terms, then we will know how to provide treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas; alongside Las Vegas massage of course! To discuss this in person or schedule your Massage In Las Vegas, please visit this page or call Kris Kelley right now at (702) 203-5670.
Chronic Back Pain Relief In Las Vegas -
The Cycle Of Pain And Muscle Spasms
Chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas in dealing with the cycle of pain and muscle spasms goes like this - Let's say you have chronic back pain and a muscle goes into spasm. White blood cells are sent by the body to this muscle, thus not allowing oxygen and nutrient carrying red blood cells to get there. Not only this, but waste cannot be removed from these cells, either. (Yes, this is a very simplified version of what actually occurs as I don't want to get all technical.)
Now what may occur is a cycle between pain and spasms. The injury that you sustained causes the nerves to send a signal to the brain, which interprets this as 'pain or danger.' What happens next? The brain and body are one, wanting to survive, thus the brain then sends the signal to the body to lower the amount of blood flow to the injured area. Lack of blood flow then causes more pain, swelling and causing the area to spasm even more. This is where chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas comes into play with heat therapy and ice therapy.
Thus, to summarize as I do with my Las Vegas massage clients who are in acute pain, your mind and body gets stuck in this pain and spasm cycle. They feed off of each other. This is where both ice therapy and heat therapy work in regards to chronic back pain relief in Vegas or any other injury or pain you may be suffering from, or may suffer from in the future.
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Keep reading below this picture to find out how heat therapy and ice therapy actually work with your body.
Chronic Back Pain Relief Las Vegas
Breaking The Pain/Spasm Cycle
Chronic back pain relief Las Vegas explains that heat therapy and ice therapy, in this context, are very similar and can do the same thing - they shock the body into breaking the cycle of pain and spasms. Heat therapy allows more circulation, bringing more blood into the injured area, thus cooling it down. What else does this accomplish? Waste removal, along with an increase of oxygen and nutrients. Thus, the healing of the tissue can occur. Ice therapy produces the same results - the brain and the body rushes more blood to an area that once again provides the 'warming effect' and promotes healing for treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas.
But what about that pain/spasm cycle? Either method mentioned above can also 'turn off' the nerves that send the pain signals - heat relaxes them, cold numbs them. When the brain doesn't receive the pain signals, it doesn't act to contract muscles and constrict blood flow. After applying heat therapy or ice therapy consistently and continually for a certain period of time, the pain-spasm cycle is broken for chronic back pain relief Las Vegas style!
Treatment For Chronic Back Pain In Las Vegas
With Heat Therapy And Ice Therapy
Which Is Best?
Treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas using heat therapy and ice therapy - If they both do the same thing, which is better to treat pain and include in our treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas program? I'm not a fan of 'strict rules,' so I typically have my Las Vegas massage clients do the following:
- When clients first injure an area, I recommend ice therapy first. This holds true for both acute (recent) or sub-acute (old flare up) injuries and chronic lower back pain such as sciatica. It's also important to use ice fast, as quickly as possible. Within 5 minutes is best. You can apply ice for the first two to three days. Use a thin barrier for the ice so it's not directly on your skin, and cycle on and off, 20 minutes at a time.
- Whenever the swelling has decreased and that nasty pain and spasm cycle has been broken, you can begin stretching the injured muscle with the appropriate exercises. Remember, you must get that blood flowing! The 'old' recommendation is to wait a couple of days prior to stretching an area, but as a certified Medical Massage Therapist In Las Vegas I recommend stretching and exercise to increase blood flow as soon as possible for chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas. Once movement of the area begins, you can use ice therapy or heat therapy. Most Las Vegas massage clients begin warm up with heat, finishing with ice after an activity is completed for best results and quicker recovery.
- Las Vegas massage professional Kris Kelley recommends as an advanced treatment, a contrast bath. Apply 20 minutes of heat followed immediately by 20 minutes of ice. Repeat three times for treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas. The contrast really shocks the body and gets it out of the pain and spasm cycle.
Chronic Back Pain Relief In Las Vegas - What To Use And How To Apply
Chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas - In this section Las Vegas massage professional Kris Kelley wants to review the various way you can apply ice therapy and heat therapy.
Treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas - Ice Therapy. First, chemical ice packs are available, but I don't recommend them to my Las Vegas massage clients or anyone else. I've actually seen these burn peoples skin, and if you keep reading you'll find much more effective (and less expensive) ways to use ice therapy in treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas.
Just use ice and a cloth for the barrier if you don't have any other supplies. Again, time is working against you; get the ice on the injured area within 5 minutes for best results.
A favorite of mine is to get a styrofoam cup, fill with water and freeze, then apply. The styrofoam allows you to hold it without freezing your fingers; as it melts, break off or peel back the styrofoam to get the ice on your injured area.
At my Las Vegas massage office I can also order for you ice packs, pain creams that use Menthol, providing a cold sensation and work great for chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas.
Another method is to use a plastic bag with crushed ice with a small bit of water. Remove all of the air from the bag and then zip it closed. Even with this plastic bag you will still need a barrier, so wet a paper towel, put it on the injured area, then apply the bag of ice for treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas.
One important point and then I'll proceed to the use of heat. You want a secure contact between your injured area, the barrier and the ice. Compression is important as this will also reduce the swelling. Elevation is also important. Elevate the injured area if possible for best results for treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas.
When in Las Vegas massage school we used to use this, and it may assist you in remembering the value of ice as well: RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Chronic Back Pain Relief Las Vegas - Heat Therapy
Chronic back pain relief Las Vegas - Now let's talk heat therapy. As a Las Vegas massage therapist, I've recommended many forms of heat therapy. There are heating lamps, heating pads, hot tubs, hot showers, pain creams and even ultrasound, which is a form of heat.
Las Vegas massage knows what you are going to ask, which works the best?? Personally, I love the hot tub for chronic back pain relief Las Vegas style. Fortunately I own one, and please keep this in mind, going to a community hot tub is like taking a dip in a cesspool (you can look up the definition).
Moist heat therapy is very beneficial and as a Las Vegas massage therapist I highly recommend Hot Stone Massage In Las Vegas. Not only will you benefit from the moist heat, I can apply apply some deep tissue massage along with the hot stone therapy in Las Vegas to ease your aching muscles for chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas!
Treatment For Chronic Back Pain In Las Vegas - The Path To Pain Relief Using Heat Therapy And Ice Therapy - Summary
Treatment for chronic back pain in Las Vegas using heat therapy and ice therapy - Please understand that neither heat or ice are long term solutions. They are both temporary tools aiding your injured area. Once the pain/spasm cycle is broken, stretching and strengthening is needed for optimal health and wellness in your chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas protocol.
Las Vegas massage professional Kris Kelley can demonstrate strength & flexibility for you as well as provide you with information for your own personal body maintenance self-care program as I'm also a certified personal trainer. Contact me now at the e-mail and phone number listed below for chronic back pain relief in Las Vegas.
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