Chiropractors 
17432 Smokey Point Blvd #105
Arlington, WA 98223
360-653-2222







    At Welly and Schultz Chiropractic we believe patients who understand their how their body functions and how the treatment plans will help their bodies function better are more likely to have positive treatment outcomes.

    Our doctors educate patients on how proper treatment and a healthy lifestyle combine to create a higher quality of life and to decrease their need for future care.

    Visit the links provided below for valuable and practical wellness information. Incorporate healthful eating and exercise into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. Our doctors are here to answer health related questions in addition to providing chiropractic care. At your next appointment talk with your provider about any other health related issues that may be contributing to your pain.

    Fill out the contact form on our site to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

     

    While ice therapy is used to reduce swelling, heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation. Both kinds of therapy help reduce pain.

    Heat therapy is often used in patients who have chronic or long-lasting pain. Heat therapy can involve many kinds of methods, from simple heating pads, wraps, and warm gel packs, to sophisticated techniques, such as therapeutic ultrasound.

    Back injuries can create tension and stiffness in the muscles and soft tissues of the lumbar region, or lower back. In many cases, your circulation may be impeded.

    The tension in the muscles can sometimes escalate to spasms.

    Heat therapy:

    • Dilates the blood vessels of the affected muscles, allowing them to relax and begin healing.
    • Helps lower discomfort by reducing the amount of pain signals going to the brain.
    • Increases the ability of your muscles to easily flex and stretch, thereby decreasing stiffness.

    Heat therapy, as well as ice therapy, are normally parts of an overall chiropractic treatment plan and rarely accomplish maximum results without it.

    Heat therapy is not used on swollen or bruised tissues, or in patients who have dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, open wounds, and cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension.