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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in West Palm Beach Back Pain Treatment

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 refuse. 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.


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.


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 improve 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.

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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 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!

Chiropractic Care utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for West Palm Beach pain relief. 
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