Biofreeze and Pain Relief
How does Biofreeze work? Biofreeze can be applied on the skin as a gel, a spray, or a roll on liquid. It instantly reduces pain, and gives patients with low back pain, neck pain, and headaches temporary relief. Biofreeze works by distracting the mind from the pain. Here’s how, Biofreeze has ingredients such as menthol that gives you a cooling sensation. This cooling sensation overrides the pain sensations to the brain. Your brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli from your surroundings, but it can only process one thing at a time. Therefore your brain processes the cooling sensation, not the pain. This is a pretty cool concept, but the key here is that Biofreeze is a distraction not a cure. The underlying problems are still there even though the pain is temporarily reduced. It is important to treat the source of the pain, and not just cover it up. We can help you get out of pain and stay out of pain. At Club West Chiropractic we do a detailed orthopedic, neurological, and physical exam in order to detect and diagnose the source of your pain. We then come up with a treatment plan unique to your needs that will get you on the road back to health and wellness. Give Club West Chiropractic of Blaine MN a call today to schedule your free consultation. 763-400-4940 or schedule your appointment online by clicking on this link.