Heat therapy is a common therapeutic treatment for patients with neck or back pain, as it can deliver pain relief and restore blood flow to the affected area. On its own, heat therapy enlarges the blood vessels to bring more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal any damaged tissue. At Back & Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, Florida, we offer heat therapy from an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Venis. He may use this treatment in conjunction with cold therapy and chiropractic massage, promoting further healing to stiff and aching muscles and joints.
Heat therapy can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal and nerve conditions, including:
Heat therapy may also be used before or after a chiropractic adjustment. It is used before the treatment to relax the muscles and joints so that they can be more easily manipulated. It can also be used after the treatment to further relax any tight muscles and joints.
Dr. Venis will determine if heat therapy is recommended for you based on a full evaluation of your condition.
If you are experiencing neck or back pain and would like to consult with an experienced chiropractor about your pain relief options, such as heat therapy, contact Back & Neck Pain Center today. At our facility in Clearwater, FL, you’ll be seen by Dr. Venis who will provide a thorough consultation and evaluation. This may include imaging tests, if required for Dr. Venis to understand the full extent of your injury. Once he has a comprehensive view of your health, he will provide his treatment conditions or recommendations.