What is Cryotherapy?

Category: Procedures

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Cryotherapy (Cold Therapy) is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part or whole body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Human papillomavirus infection 8 1
Pain 5 5
Prostate cancer 2 2
Actinic keratosis 1 1
Granuloma annulare 1 0
Retinoblastoma 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cryotherapy

Side effect Patients
Cold sensations (coldness) 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Eye pain 1
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Cryotherapy

Dosage Patients
every other week 1
m,w,f 1
one time 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Cryotherapy

Oct 2, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for overwhelming fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cold sensations (coldness))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Whole Body Cryotherapy has significantly reduced spacticiity and has increased my energy level. My walking was getting worse and I thought I would be using my wheelchair for any walking. I don't use my chair for most activities now. I still work, so after work I would just rest and had zero energy by the end of the day. My energy level is back to where it was two or three years ago. ADVICE: TRY IT!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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