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Top 5 pain Relief Benefits of Cryotherapy

Pain Relief

Many people suffer from chronic or recurring pain on a regular basis. It’s no wonder cryotherapy has grown so rapidly in popularity and accessibility in America where according to  The American Chiropractic Association:

Pain Relief throughout your entire body
  • Lower back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide
  • Back pain The most common reason for  missing work
  • Number two reason people go to  the doctor’s office
  • It’s estimated that 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point
  • Americans spend upwards of $50 billion a year on back pain alone

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Cryotherapy can be beneficial for pain relief in numerous ways whether you're experiencing pain still after surgery, participate in sports popular in  high school such as track, football, baseball, soccer, wrestling, ect.


Even if you are just working out or beginning  to workout and would like to lessen the pain you feel: cryotherapy can help you. The Top five reasons cryotherapy is good for pain relief come from:

  • Norepinephrine
  • Endorphins
  • Cold Exposure
  • Reduce Swelling and Inflammation
  • Aid Recovery

1. Norepinephrine

Norepinephrine is a hormone and a neural transmitter and in the instance of cryotherapy it’s released or activated because of a stressful event and they are also released by postganglionic neurons of the sympathetic nervous system  which is what signals the flight or fight response to the body. What this means is your body and brain will become alert and active with an increased boost of energy and a numbed awareness to pain.

Release of Endorphins in your brain for pain relief

2. Endorphins

Endorphins are most often associated with pleasure and feeling good. They are chemicals classified as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters broadcast signals in the nervous system. Endorphins are in multiple places of the body such as the:

  • Brain
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Nervous System

Twenty different types of endorphins have been discovered in humans so far and endorphins have some of the best feelings we experience accredited to them. The top two reasons endorphins are released are because of pain and stress. Countless people have reported feeling an unexpected sensation of extreme pleasure and relaxation when encountered with situations of immense stress or if they have suffered a terrible injury.


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There is so much information out there about how endorphins can and do affect us

There are numerous reasons we can experience a rush of endorphins besides pain and stress though. Say if you get an A in a class or receive a promotion or score a winning point in a game. Another common way is through what people refer to as a runner's high. Endorphins work by minimizing how we perceive pain and increase a sense of euphoria. These transmitters play a key role in the day to day actions of people everywhere and the incredible pain relieving benefits can be felt through the use of cryotherapy. This is one of the reasons a single session is able to provide such quick pain relief for such a wide variety of injuries.

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3. Cold Exposure

Cold exposure is something that scientists are beginning to look towards more for its enormous impact in such an array of body facets. Some of these benefits contributed to cold exposure include:

  • Fat Loss
  • Inflammation
  • Longevity
  • Nervous System
  • Healing and Recovery
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Enhance detox pathways
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase bone health
  • Strengthen will power
Reduce inflammation and pain with cryo

4. Reduce Swelling and Inflammation

Reduce pain from running and exercise

Swelling can become a problem when dealing with pain because execcs swelling can cause the white blood cells to produce a toxin similar to bleach which actually increases feelings of pain. This is a reaction our body has that is meant to tell us that we need to stop using something. The problem with severe injuries or persistent ones is that the inflammation and swelling can continue for long periods increasing not only pain levels but risk of infection as well. There is also a risk of bursting veins if the swelling and inflammation continues for too long.

5. Aid Recovery

The release of the various hormones, neurotransmitters, and a good portion of the effects that you receive from cryotherapy are beneficial for recovering from injury or surgery as well as recuperating from training and extensive exercise. With reduction of swelling, inflammation, as well as the production of endorphins and norepinephrine can help for an overall improved recovery process.


Improve quality of life through reduced pain with cryotherapy

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