Hot Pack Therapy

Our Chiropractic Assistants will wrap moist hot packs in several layers of towels. They are then applied directly on the exposed area that needs treatment. The heat provided by the hot packs has several important benefits. It relaxes tight muscles causing tissues to relax. This decreases pain caused by muscle tension or spasms. It also causes vasodilatation of the blood vessels which increases circulation to the area. Patients with muscle strains, spasms, or arthritis often benefit from treatment with moist hot packs.

Our patients love using hot packs with their treatment. We usually apply hot packs to patients before their adjustment, just like the E.M.S. treatment, and most of the time we use E.M.S. and hot packs simultaneously. With the increased blood flow and relaxation created by the hot packs and the stimulation created by the E.M.S. our patients get up feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for their adjustment.