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1530 N Bridge St.

Chillicothe, OH 45601 4104 United States

740- 773-5858

Hot Packs

Hot packs contain a proprietary clay mixture, which retains heat for a sustained period of time. The clay in the hot pack adds a little, but comfortable, weight to the hot pack. When the hot pack is placed on the patient, this weight, along with the heat of the clay, helps to stretch the muscles and other soft tissues, which helps promote efficient relaxation of the soft tissues.
Hot packs are used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin, which dilates the blood vessels and increases the blood supply to the surrounding tissues. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing blood flow; increasing the extensibility of the collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; decreasing pain; increasing flexibility and range of motion; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation and swelling; and aids in the post acute phase of healing. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen, which speeds the healing process.
Heat is recommended for the relaxation of tissues in spasm and temporary relief of the symptoms associated with chronic pain and muscle tightness. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises and other treatment.
A few conditions treated with heat therapy are muscle spasms, myalgia, fibromyalgia, contractures, and bursitis.

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Office Hours

Dunn Chiropractic & Rehab

Monday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed