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Hydrotherapy

Most people prefer noninvasive methods for treating spine and joint pain. This is because noninvasive methods don’t involve any painful incisions or the risks involved with invasive procedures like surgery. One way people are getting help for injuries and chronic pain is chiropractic care. Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in many noninvasive techniques for treating pain and improving mobility. You may be familiar with the hands-on adjustments that chiropractors use, but you may not be familiar with some of their other techniques. One chiropractic care method that may help you reduce your pain is hydrotherapy.

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a treatment that takes place in water. Usually, it includes a variation of using hot and cold water to stimulate your blood flow. This can help decrease pain and sensitivity while helping you feel more relaxed. Hydrotherapy may include the use of hot towels, saunas, baths or whirlpools.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy offers several benefits for people suffering from pain, including: 
  • Reducing pain
  • Helping you relax
  • Supporting your weight to help improve your range of motion
  • Providing resistance to the joints to help improve muscle strength
  • Warming up muscles and tendons for improved flexibility

Who needs hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy can be used to help treat several injuries and conditions, including: 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stiff joints
  • Chronic back pain
  While hydrotherapy is helpful for people suffering from these and other conditions, not everyone is a good candidate for it. Hydrotherapy can increase health risks in people with:  
  • Inflammation
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  If you visit a Doctor of Chiropractic for hydrotherapy treatment, he or she will perform an examination first to make sure it’s safe. This may include a physical examination and a review of your medical history.

Visit Florida Spine and Joint for
hydrotherapy treatment

Our Doctors of Chiropractic at Florida Spine and Joint use hydrotherapy as part of many of our patients’ treatments. Would you like to learn more about hydrotherapy? Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about this treatment and to schedule an appointment.