When should I use ice or heat?

When should I ice or use heat on my injury?
Heat is used for chronic (> 3months) injuries. Heat improves circulation to the muscles therefore reducing spasm and pain.Ice is used for acute injuries (short period of time).  The cold temperature causes the blood vessels in the area to constrict reducing swelling in the area.  Always use ice after an injury, after working out or after your chiropractic treatment to flush out the swelling.

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