DENVER, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole body cryotherapy isn't a medical procedure, rather, it is a revolutionary new nitrogen treatment designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. Widely used in training and athletic centers across Europe, cryotherapy has not been readily available in the U.S. until now. This technique has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, the CBS series The Doctors, and has been the topic of numerous research articles.
Cherry Creek Spine & Sport in Denver, CO is one of the few U.S. clinics that provide this service. For three years, professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and other sports organizations have traveled to Cherry Creek Spine & Sport for cryotherapy treatment. Individuals suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, and post-surgical recovery can use the technique to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation naturally.
During treatment, patients stand inside a nitrogen chamber for 2 to 3 minutes. Cold nitrogen gas is blown over the body to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, lowering the skin's surface temperature. This stimulates the release of anti-inflammatory endorphins, which act as the body's natural painkillers and helps lower systemic inflammation by decreasing histamine levels in the bloodstream.
Individuals using whole body cryotherapy may see improvements for muscle soreness and inflammation in as little as one session, while those with more chronic issues may require additional treatments. Those who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or have neurovascular conditions such as Raynaud's syndrome, may not be able to undergo the treatment.
About Cherry Creek Spine & Sport
Cherry Creek Spine & Sport Clinic is a functional health clinic with a focus on improving not just your current medical condition, but helping you improve your overall physical performance. Our clinic specializes in treating soft tissue related injuries that result from everyday work and play. Instead of simply focusing on pain management, we offer treatments that help restore the normal functional ability for the body to move, bend, and twist as nature intended. Our intention is to fix your injury, educate on cause, and instruct on how to prevent re-injury with specific rehab exercises, stretches, and lifestyle modifications.
SOURCE Cherry Creek Spine & Sport Clinic