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How an Ice Pack Can Improve Immune System Function

It’s no surprise that the use of an ice pack along with chiropractic care can significantly benefit patients in pain. Applying ice to the affected area takes swelling off the nerves. By decreasing the swelling, the nerves will function more efficiently. As a result, your nervous system will work better and your body can perform optimally.

Fend Off Disease

When your nervous system operates better, it can help to fight disease. That’s because your immune system will be happy and healthy. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, having a robust immune system is more critical than ever.

How to Use an Ice Pack

It’s essential always to make sure something is between you and the ice pack. Though you can use a paper towel or towel, it’s ideal to use a washcloth. Place it in lukewarm water, squeeze out the water and place a washcloth on your skin before putting the ice pack on.

How Long to Use an Ice Pack

You should never leave an ice pack on longer than 10-15 minutes at a time. You can use a timer on your cell phone or another type of timer to remind you to take off the pack. It’s ideal to use an ice pack a few times in the morning, afternoon and evening for a total of 5-6 times, spread out across your day.

Check out our video for more information.

Remember to Get Adjusted

Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can go a long way toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy to be able to protect yourself against COVID-19. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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