When you are looking for an effective means of pain relief, especially for discomfort that is caused by musculoskeletal issues, osteopathic disease or joint surgery, it can be difficult to find an appropriate and effective treatment modality. Many people use medications, which might work well for the short-term. However, many medications cannot be used long-term because they can become addictive. Others do not provide complete relief because they do not focus only on the one injured area of the body. Instead, they work systemically. Other means of pain relief may not work for individual issues for one reason or another. However, one treatment that we have found to be particularly effective as a part of regenerative medicine for pain relief is thermoelectric cooling or TEC.
What is Thermo Electric Cooling?
Rather than using cryotherapy or other forms of cold therapy that can injure the delicate tissues that are trying to heal, TEC uses a solid-state heat pump to move heat from one side to the other. By using electrical impulses, TEC can be used either to heat or to cool. In fact, this therapy is so effective that it can decrease the temperature by tens of degrees.
What are the Benefits of This Therapy?
When you use the thermoelectric cooling machine, you will see several benefits that you would not see with other types of therapy for analgesia. First, you will not have to worry about frostbite or damage to your tissues from extremely cold temperatures as you would with other forms of cryotherapy. Second, this is a generally comfortable treatment that combines compression with cooling to provide you with relief right where you need it.
Third, because it is so user-friendly, it is simple for you to use yourself in the convenience of your home as you heal following a surgery or injury. Finally, TEC therapy can speed up healing by decreasing cellular damage and decreasing inflammation that is typically associated with most tissue injuries.
While thermoelectric cooling is an amazing treatment for regenerative medicine and pain relief, it may not be right for everyone. You will need to speak with our practitioner at Phoenix Regenerative Medicine in Phoenix, AZ before using this therapy machine to understand exactly how to use it and whether it is the best option for you. However, we have generally found that this machine is incredibly safe and easy for our patients to use, especially after surgery or following an injury. Contact our office today to learn about the many treatments and therapies we offer!