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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Manahawkin Back Pain Treatment

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.


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.


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.

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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 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!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses heat and electrical stimulation for Manahawkin pain relief. 
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