Icing an area, can be as simple as putting some ice cubes into a plastic bag, wrapping the ice pack in a towel and placing it on the area of pain. In the beginning, the ice pack will feel cold. In the next phase, you will feel a more burning sensation and ice will almost feel hot. This is then followed by an aching or throbbing sensation. Just before the area is numbed, a very sharp pain will be experienced followed by relief you are looking for. These phases can take 5-10 minutes to go through. Once you feel numbness in the area, you should remove the ice pack. Falling asleep with the ice pack can lead to frostbite.
The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression
Additional Reading Resources:
- Using Hot and Cold Therapy for Pain Relief
- The Benefit of Electrotherapy used in Conjunction with the Chiropractic Adjustment
- Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain and other acute injuries
- Non Surgical Spinal Decompression in Connecticut
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