What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Chiropractic Care understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many West Palm Beach back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Chiropractic Care recommends that West Palm Beach back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat reduces the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold lead the list of things
that low back pain patients believe decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large decrease
in pain due to a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a West Palm Beach
back pain patient, Chiropractic Care will consider using it.
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 is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
on the lookout for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed
that they were right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Chiropractic Care guides West Palm Beach
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment
today! Chiropractic Care is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
West Palm Beach pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a West Palm Beach back pain sufferer, Chiropractic Care is prepared
to try it!