Cryotheraphy Specialist

The Chiro Guy

Chiropractor & Cryotherapy located in Mid-Wilshire & South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

If you struggle with muscle or joint pain and want to try cryotherapy but full-body immersion sounds too intense, consider targeted cryotherapy with the CRYOFOS system from Ash Khodabakhsh, DC. As the owner of The Chiro Guy in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, Dr. Khodabakhsh uses the CRYOFOS handheld wand to deliver precise cryotherapy treatments in just 30 seconds so you don’t have to submit your entire body to subzero temperatures. Find out if cryotherapy is right for you by calling The Chiro Guy or booking a consultation online today.

Cryotheraphy Q & A


Localized Cryotherapy With Cryofos Q & A 
by Dr. Ash Khodabakhsh, DC 

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the medical term for cold therapy. Cryotherapy uses subzero temperatures to rapidly cool the surface layers of your skin. This triggers receptors in your skin to signal your brain to decrease pain and inflammation in your muscles and joints.

The Chiro Guy uses the CRYOFOS system to deliver powerful and concentrated cryotherapy to areas that need it most. The CRYOFOS system uses a handheld wand to emit medical-grade hyperbaric carbon dioxide gas and gentle pressure to painful, irritated muscles and joints.

The system allows for more precision and specificity than traditional hyperbaric cryotherapy chambers, so you get treatment exactly where you need it without having to submit your entire body to extreme cold.

How does CRYOFOS work?

CRYOFOS uses Neuro Reflex Stimulation (NRS) to stimulate temperature receptors in your skin. When these receptors are stimulated, they send a signal to your brain to warm the area to prevent hypothermia or frostbite. Your brain then increases blood flow to the treatment area, effectively flushing out inflammatory chemicals that cause pain and swelling.

NRS relies on these natural responses of your brain and nervous system to create an effective and efficient treatment in just a few minutes. Since the extreme cold temperatures are only used for 30 seconds at a time, you’ll notice a difference in your muscle soreness and discomfort as soon as the treatment stops and your brain begins increasing blood flow to the treatment area.

When should I get cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy can be used any time you experience muscle soreness or discomfort lasting longer than 1-2 days. Dr. Khodabakhsh also recommends cryotherapy for:

  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Bruising
  • Recovery after tough workouts or athletic events
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain

Some people find that cryotherapy irritates their skin. If your skin is sensitive to cold temperatures, talk to Dr. Khodabakhsh to find out if cryotherapy is right for you.

What does cryotherapy feel like?

While full-body cryotherapy can be very uncomfortable and induces shivering within a matter of minutes, targeted cryotherapy with the CRYOFOS system is more comfortable and tolerable. You’ll still experience an intense, localized cold sensation, but it only lasts for 30 seconds. You may feel chilled for a few minutes afterward, but as soon as blood flow increases in the treatment area, the cold sensation goes away.

To try cryotherapy using the CRYOFOS system, call The Chiro Guy or request an appointment online now.