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Moist Heat Therapy using hot packs is used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin.

How does it work? Moist heat therapy applied to the surface fo the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surace, relaxing tissues and temporarily relieving painful symptoms. Increasing circulation and relaxing musles is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises and other treatments.

When should it be used? Moist heat therapy is recommended for the relaxation of tissues in chronic (long term) spasm and temporary relief of the the symptoms associated with chronic (long term) pain and muscle tightness.

Why is it used? Moist heat therapy is used to calm tissues suffering from chronic (long term) spasms or irritation and is an easy way to increase flexibility, range of motion and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.

Benefits: Helps incresae circulation, relaxes muscle tension, reduces joint stiffness, and prepares tissues for rehabilitation.

Dr. Scott Fechter practices chiropractic therapeutic services in St Augustine Florida and treats patients from nearby Cities. The Pain Relief Centre has locations in Palatka and St Augustine to accomadate chiropractic patients. Chiropractic can be an effective treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, osteoarthritis and many other conditions. Check out this website for more information: painreliefcentre.net