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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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 way 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.
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 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 proved them correct! 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.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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!