9525 Katy Fwy
Suite 101Houston, TX 77024
Frostwood Chiropractic provides rehabilitative chiropractic care to the Memorial and West Houston areas.
Our focus is relieving your pain and discomfort by restoring proper biomechanical function to your
spine and other joints of your body. Improper biomechanics creates abnormal stresses on the joints
of the body which leads to pain, an increased rate of degeneration and a decrease in quality of life.
Restoring, achieving, and maintaining active, healthy lifestyles.
So you’ve just completed a hard workout or you’ve just finished a big day working in the yard. Now to relax you just want to get in the hot tub or put a couple heat packs on your body and soak it in. Sounds good right? But is it the best thing for your body? NO.
Think about a baseball pitcher. After he has thrown a big game, what do they do with his arm? They ice it down. Why? He has just physically stressed his arm and shoulder. The same thing you do with a workout or with any other increased physical activity like yard work. When you stress a muscle there are micro tears that occur within the muscle. This stress and these tears create inflammation. The best thing to naturally slow and minimize inflammation is ice. Heat will do nothing but make the inflammation worse. Large whirlpool baths that athletes use are filled with cold water, not hot. All for the purpose of reducing inflammation after a hard workout.
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When it comes to finding a chiropractor in Memorial, Texas you have many choices. There are sections of the city where you could throw a rock from one chiropractor’s door in any direction and be at another once you picked it up. How do you choose which chiropractor to go to?
I can save you the time and hassle of reading this article for your answer by telling you right now. ICE. No longer than 20 minutes at a time, and repeat as often as every hour. Okay, since that is out of the way now we can discuss a little more why. Most likely if you are reading this looking for relief, you are in pain significant enough to cause you to read it. This means there is likely a reasonable amount of inflammation occurring within your body. The inflammation occurring is the key.