What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Manahawkin back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center advises that Manahawkin 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 top the list of things
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
in pain due to a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and
documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Manahawkin
back pain patient, Manahawkin 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’s
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a better way 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 held at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center directs Manahawkin
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 Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
today! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Manahawkin pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Manahawkin back pain sufferer, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready
to use it!