Methodology of Cryotherapy Use in Medical Practice

Oleg A. Panchenko

Abstract


Here, we studied the application efficiency of the whole-body extreme air cryotherapy in treatment of patients. The persons with borderline mental disorders demonstrated a decrease in asthenic disorders (66.4%), neuro-mental stress (82.8%), trait and state anxiety (44.9 and 67.2%, respectively), improved well-being (36.2%), mood (31%), and increased activity (43.1%). Quite a complete or partial regression of cephalic syndrome (78.8 and 21.2%, respectively), no vestibulocerebellar syndrome (68.2%), partial regression (31.8%) were revealed in patients with vascular pathology. Patients with
musculoskeletal diseases had a decreased or levelled pain syndrome (100 and 77.7%, respectively), as well as reduced clinical and neurological manifestations (78.6%), an increase in daily motor activity (94.3%), diminished restriction in standing and walking (94.3%). The individualization of cryotherapy in a  combined rehabilitation therapy for patients with this pathology has enabled improving the treatment efficiency and reducing the therapy terms at the minimum drug cost.

 

Probl Cryobiol Cryomed 2019; 29(2):137–147.


Keywords


cryotherapy; cryochamber; individualization; body surface temperature; thermal control system

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