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How whole body Cryotherapy can help your migraines

Get Migraine Relief with Whole Body Cryotherapy in Wilmington

The concept of using something cold to get migraine relief may seem a little strange at first thought. However, if you've used an ice pack on an injury, you've used cold therapy on yourself. Applying an ice pack to an injury has known benefits in the form of reduction of edema and vascular constriction. The cold also creates a pain relief response by slowing down the transmission of pain signals within the nervous system. Whole body cryotherapy expands the treatment to cover the whole body and helps you get migraine relief without the use of drugs.

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole body cryotherapy involves cooling the surface of your skin to a temperature of around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Your body responds by reducing blood flow to your arms and legs and increasing the volume of blood flow in your abdomen and head. It's the body's autonomous response to cold temperatures, but also promotes healing through an increase in healing properties carried in the blood stream. More blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are available to the body for self-repair and can also reduce swelling caused by edema.

How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work on Migraines?

The treatment works by expanding upon an already-known form of cold therapy that uses cold packs placed directly on the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are found on either side of the neck and just under the surface of the skin. Placing ice packs directly onto the arteries results in restricted blood flow and reduces inflammation in the intracranial blood vessels that are implicated in the cause of migraines. Whole body cryotherapy takes this one step further by cooling the entire body and further restricting blood flow to the blood vessels in the head for more effective relief than ice packs alone.

Call Us Today at Our Clinic in Wilmington to Learn More About Migraine Relief

Give us a call, at (910) 798-0101, to talk about how we can help you get relief from your migraine pain through the use of whole-body cryotherapy. We can help you find relief from the pain.

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