What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Chiropractic Associates gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Preston back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When combined - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Chiropractic Associates advises that Preston back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the listing of options
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Preston
back pain patient, Chiropractic Associates 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 are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a way to better manage
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and improve
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 recorded at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Chiropractic Associates guides Preston
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
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 especially comforting and
pain relieving. The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Preston chiropractic appointment
today! Chiropractic Associates offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Preston pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Preston back pain sufferer, Chiropractic Associates is prepared
to use it!