What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Tonawanda back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation advises that Tonawanda back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the listing of things
that low back pain patients believe decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Tonawanda
back pain patient, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will consider its use.
BENEFIT OF HEAT AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR BACK PAIN
Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back
pain and neck pain patients seek feeling “good” when they don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation guides Tonawanda
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. David Homer on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. For some conditions like
spasmodic torticollis, heat can be particularly comforting and
pain relieving. The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment
today! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Tonawanda pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Tonawanda back pain sufferer, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is ready
to use it!