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
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.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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!