What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! New Roads Chiropractic Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many New Roads back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When combined - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
New Roads Chiropractic Center advises that New Roads 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 lead the listing of options
that low back pain patients believe reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a New Roads
back pain patient, New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a better way manage
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center guides New Roads
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 New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 New Roads chiropractic appointment
today! New Roads Chiropractic Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
New Roads pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a New Roads back pain sufferer, New Roads Chiropractic Center is prepared
to use it!