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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in St. Francisville Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you said ‘hot’! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many St. Francisville back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in early treatment phases, but heat has a part in healing. When combined - heat and electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville advises that St. Francisville back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.

BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF

Heat decreases the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold top the listing of things that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to produce “offset analgesia,” a overly large reduction in pain as a result of a slight reduction in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known 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 St. Francisville back pain patient, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will consider using it.

BENEFIT OF HEAT AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF

Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back pain and neck pain patients seek feeling “good” when they hurt. 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 looking for a better way manage it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and enhance patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them right! They discovered 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville guides St. Francisville back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological St. Francisville pain relief. If heat is comforting and relieving to a St. Francisville back pain sufferer, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is prepared to use it!

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for St. Francisville pain relief. 
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