Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Minster Back Pain Treatment

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 RELIEF

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.

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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 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!

 
Minster Chiropractic Center utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Minster pain relief. 
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