Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Williamson Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Apple Country Chiropractic gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Williamson back pain sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in early treatment phases, but heat has a part in healing. When put together - heat and electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Apple Country Chiropractic recommends that Williamson back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.


Heat reduces the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold top 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 aggravating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit “offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction in pain due to a slight reduction in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Williamson back pain patient, Apple Country Chiropractic will consider its use.


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 on the lookout for a way to better manage 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 found a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even recorded at a 12 week follow up. Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also got better. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic guides Williamson back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve 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 integrates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment today! Apple Country Chiropractic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Williamson pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Williamson back pain sufferer, Apple Country Chiropractic is ready to use it!

Apple Country Chiropractic utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Williamson pain relief. 
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