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Cold and Heat Therapy

Suggestions for BETTER Recovery


Cold Therapy: apply for first 48 hours following first chiropractic treatment, unless otherwise prescribed.

Note: Please ask the doctor why too much cold therapy can slow your recovery?

Suggestions for safely using cold therapy devices such as a cold pack, or a bag of ice:

  • Apply ice for 10 minutes on, and 50 minutes off.  Let the temperature of your skin return to normal before reapplying. Repeat as often as needed.
  • Use a cloth or towel between your skin and a cold source.
  • Avoid cold therapy if you have circulatory problems.
  • Never leave the cold application on your skin for longer than 20 minutes, and don’t allow your skin to become too cold.
  • If you notice your skin becoming numb, blistered, bright red, or blotchy, remove the cold source immediately, and inform your doctor.

Heat Therapy:  apply following first 48 hours, unless otherwise prescribed.

Suggestions for safely using heat therapy devices such as a Far Infrared Heat Pad or other:

    • Apply heat source to the affected area for 30 minutes, 1-2 times per day.
    • Make sure the temperature is never uncomfortably high.
    • Place a cloth or towel between your skin and the heat source to prevent burns.
    • Don’t apply heat to skin that is cut or injured in any way.
  • Never apply heat for longer than 30 minutes at a time.

Other Tips for Better Recovery:

1-      Each visit builds on the ones before. Keep your appointments to achieve the best results. Invest in your health. You’re worth it.

2-      Avoid a relapse. Although you may feel better before your appointments are complete, be sure to finish all visits for proper healing and recovery.

3-      Take your EFAC Pain Pills and Cream as suggested by the doctor. It is clinically proven to improve range of motion and restore joint health with no side effects.

4-      Take the proper dosage of EPA/DHA found in Fish Oil. Ask the doctor.


The information provided is not meant to take the place of health care or services you may need. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of Dr. Vezendy, your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen.

Contact our office today to discuss your options and to request an appointment. Call (704) 895-2240

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