Do you experience frequent back pain? Has it limited your daily life and what you are able to do? Are you hesitant to pursue an involved treatment, or are you unsure if your condition warrants a procedure? Many of us experience natural aches and pains as a part of life, but it can be difficult when these conditions become constant or debilitating. However, did you know ice may be a simple but powerful tool for you? Cold therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ice to relieve pressure and minimize swelling. Learn more during a consultation with us at the office of Craig C. Callewart, M.D., P.A., in Addison or Dallas, TX!
What Is Cold Therapy?
Cold therapy is a popular treatment option to release tension and provide relief from pain. The ice reduces swelling and alleviates pressure off the designated nerves.
What Could I Expect from the Process?
Cold therapy is a relatively simple and straightforward process. Ice is applied to a specific area via a variety of modalities. Popular options include:
- Electric cooling pads
- Ice packs
- Ice wraps
- Cold water bottle
Each of these utilize cold or ice to help relieve swelling and pressure in targeted areas. There is minimal discomfort associated with the process, but you will naturally experience chills as the compress works with your body to reduce pain.
Cold therapy treatments may be recommended for the comfort of your home.
Could I Benefit from this Treatment Method?
Cold therapy is most often recommended for those living with neck pain or lower back pain. In such cases, if there is shoulder pain or hip pain associated with the neck or back pain respectively, it’s recommended to apply cold therapy to the shoulder or hip. However, cold therapy may be recommended to those experiencing pain anywhere on the back or neck. It is important to keep in mind this may not treat an injury, but it is helpful to manage swelling and reduce pressure on the nerves.
A consultation with a 30 year-experienced spine physician at our central Dallas location– conveniently located on Central Expressway and Park Lane– or our North Dallas location on Tollway and Trinity Mills can help determine if this pain management technique is right for you. We can help you determine the best specific modality of treatment for you. Together, you will develop your unique treatment to promote optimal relief and pain reduction.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about the potential benefits of cold therapy? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Callewart to learn more about your nonsurgical treatment options for pain reduction and management. Dr. Callewart proudly serves you from two convenient North Texas locations in Addison and Dallas. We are committed to helping you discover the best pain management technique for you.