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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Tonawanda Back Pain Treatment

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.


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.


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.

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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!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Tonawanda pain relief. 
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