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Whole-Body Cryotherapy Boosts Traditional Chiropractic Care

Cryotherapy is known as a “cold treatment”, a procedure that exposes the body to temperatures colder than negative 200° F for two to four minutes. Recently, the chiropractic profession has embraced the use of whole-body cryotherapy which, in essence, is an adjunctive type of treatment that supplements traditional care and while it doesn’t treat diseases, disorders or
illness, it enhances traditional chiropractic care.

Those that have treated a twisted or sprained ankle with an ice pack have used a form of cryotherapy without even realizing it. It’s well recognized that if we apply ice to an injury three or
four times a day for 15 or 20 minutes each, it is highly effective for treatment.

Whole-body cryotherapy is a type of physiotherapy that utilizes the same idea. Research has shown that athletes feel they recover more quickly if they use it and that cryotherapy can be effective in reducing muscle pain, inflammation and cell damage.

Atlantic Coast Chiropractic, in Wilmington, offers this whole-body cryotherapy option for its
patients. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, one session burns between 500 to 800 calories throughout the day of the session, so it can also help achieve weight-loss goals as well.

Location: 6841-D Market St., Wilmington. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 910-798-0101, email [email protected] or visit