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One of the common questions that I have been asked by patients is “When should I use ice or heat?” Most people who get injured, do not know if they should use ice or heat. This is important because using the wrong modality can create more pain. Ice is used when an injury, usually sprain and strain muscles and joints, is at acute stage (24-48hrs up to 2 weeks). Heat is used when the injury is at sub-chronic or chronic stage (3 or more weeks). Ice has the ability to reduces pain and inflammation and can act very quickly. The best way to use ice is to place the ice in the injured area for to longer than 5-7min then remove the ice for 15 min then repeat the process 4-5 times for the first 48 hrs. Keep in mind that you should always consult with your chiropractor or family doctor if the intensity of pain has not lessened in the first two days.
But whenever you are in doubt whether you should use ice or heat. It is safe to use ice!
Heat increases inflammation and pain if used inappropriately.

Chiropractic is one of the branches of health care disciplines. Although its main focus is the relationship between the skeleton (particularly the spine), muscular (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and the nervous system that runs through it. Your chiropractor (Doctor of Chiropractic) is concerned with the health and wellness of the entire human body. Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including X-rays and orthopedic tests to discover and evaluate the state of one’s health, paying particular attention to your spine and joint structure. Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT), physical therapy, myofascia release technique, the Activator Method and other manual adjustments are primary methods of helping your body to recover from its injured state.