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If you struggle with muscle or joint pain, consider targeted cryotherapy with the CRYOFOS system. Here at the Chiro Guy in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles we use the CRYOFOS handheld wand to deliver precise cryotherapy treatments in just 30 seconds to 1 Minute (per area). The handheld wand also provides infrared light which helps cells regenerate or repair themselves. Cryotherapy is an effective treatment for many inflammatory conditions including sprains, strains, bruises, swelling and highly effective for post surgery and dental work.

Cryotheraphy Q & A

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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