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Crabbe Chiropratic

Primary Location
132 S Main Street
Acushnet, MA 02743
Phone: 508-998-2800
Fax: 508-998-2855

Office Hours

Day
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 1pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 1pm
Friday9am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 12pm
SundayClosed
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How to Apply Ice

Ice therapy is an important part of the rehabilitation of an inflamed area. The ice serves three purposes:

  1. Reduces swelling of injured tissues
  2. Tightens the ligaments that hold the joints together
  3. Reduces pain

Application

Apply the ice directly to the painful area for 15 minutes every hour. Continue this routine for six (6) consecutive hours. Completely rest for two (2) hours. After completing the initial treatment, repeat for another six hours. This manner of icing should be performed for twenty-four hours. During the second 24-hr. period, along with the ice therapy, mild exercise is introduced into the injured area with intention of increasing circulation in order to help eliminate post trauma debris and inaugurate the flow of nutrients needed to promote healing and repair.

Important

For lumbar disc and sacroiliac joint problems, sitting for prolonged time must be avoided. The seated position puts a large strain on the lower spine that is in the process of healing. The patient must lie down unless otherwise instructed.

Sensations to Expect

Very cold, followed by increased pain in the area, then a burning or throbbing, and lastly numbness and reduced pain.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. New Patient Center New patients can find all needed information on the New Patient Center page. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Office Hours

Day
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 1pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 1pm
Friday9am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 12pm
SundayClosed

Dr. Thomas Crabbe

 

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