Paraffin Therapy Chiropractor Chicago
Do you suffer from chronic joint pain and motion issues? Grandview Health Partners is a leading chiropractor clinic for paraffin therapy treatment in Chicago. We offer several treatment options including a natural solution to relieve and manage chronic joint pain and motion issues.
Understanding chronic joint pain and motion issues and how it affects you may help you relieve and manage it with routine chiropractic care at our clinic.
Paraffin Therapy Treatment Options in Chicago IL
What is paraffin therapy and is it effective?
Fun fact: In a Swedish study of 52 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those who used warm paraffin wax baths along with a hand exercise program had the greatest improvement in range of motion and grip strength.
We know that heat reduces pain, but the fundamental mechanism behind it is not fully understood. Heat application appears to affect the peripheral nerve endings, increasing the pain threshold. Anecdotal evidence from hundreds of patients also testifies to the efficacy of warm paraffin therapy, which is rapidly growing in popularity.
Paraffin heat can soothe chronic joint pain for your patients and assist muscles in recovering after exercise. It can even relax stiff muscles and increase range of motion, all while rejuvenating the skin.
If this method of therapy is new to you, we’ve provided some insights here:
What Is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin is dermatologically harmless, won’t clog pores, and is completely safe. While many so-called “natural” oils are in fact common allergens and can sometimes irritate sensitive skin, the oil used in paraffin is one of the safest moisturizing agents used in the cosmetic industry.
Due to the large size of its molecules, paraffin stays on skin’s surface. It provides a barrier between the skin and the air, sealing in the hydrating cream and circulation-increasing heat, and infusing skin with its own natural moisture. Paraffin that is used on skin should be labeled “food-grade” as regulated by the FDA, meaning it is of high enough quality to be used in food processing. Paraffin should also be extra filtered for purity, and have a scientifically calculated meltpoint in order to be most effective.
Are Paraffin Treatments Hygienic?
One of the most common questions about paraffin therapy refers to its cleanliness. In order to determine whether paraffin treatments are sanitary, paraffin baths were tested at two separate facilities, including Oregon State University. Both certified that paraffin is a “hostile environment” for bacteria and fungi, even when these organisms were intentionally added to the paraffin (such as in the study mentioned above).
Also, when one dips in the paraffin, an “instant barrier” is formed between the skin and paraffin in the bath. However, used paraffin should be discarded and the paraffin bath should be cleaned regularly.
Adding paraffin treatment as a service in your facility, and even retailing the products for home use, will only add to your reputation and give your clients and extra way of feeling good both during treatments and at home.
If you want to see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, please contact our chiropractors for paraffin therapy treatment in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.