What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Minster Chiropractic Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Minster back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When put together - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Minster Chiropractic Center advises that Minster back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat reduces the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold lead the listing of options
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 produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
in pain as a result of a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Minster
back pain patient, Minster Chiropractic Center will consider its use.
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 are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly
on the lookout for a better way control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial demonstrated
that they were right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center directs Minster
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 Minster 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 especially 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 Minster chiropractic appointment
today! Minster Chiropractic Center offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Minster pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Minster back pain sufferer, Minster Chiropractic Center is ready
to use it!