Dr. Chad J. McNeil, Azalea Orthopedics Physician specializing in Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Back and Neck Pain, Spasticity Management and Nerve Pain, commented on a new heath trend making its way to East Texas.
Cyrotherapy, the use of low temperatures to help treat certain medical conditions, has helped an east Texan who struggled to keep up with her young son due to fibromyalgia and arthritis. Shelly Martin claims that cyrotherapy is the first treatment in 10 years that has helped her pain management and allowed her to resume normal day activities.
McNeil explains that the pods used in cyrotherapy work very similarly to an ice bath and could decrease pain for some patients.
“Cryotherapy, in some of the newer forms, are using much lower temperatures for much shorter periods of time to achieve the same task that sitting in an uncomfortable tub of ice,” said McNeil.
Although many people would not be willing to put themselves in -250 degrees Fahrenheit, it is a new option to help with pain management in certain cases.
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