What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Wilson Family Chiropractic understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Millville back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Wilson Family Chiropractic advises that Millville 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 options
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
in pain as a result of a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented manner 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 Millville
back pain patient, Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a better way control
it. One group of researchers theorized 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 discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic directs Millville
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 Wilson Family 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 especially 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 Millville chiropractic appointment
today! Wilson Family Chiropractic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Millville pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Millville back pain sufferer, Wilson Family Chiropractic is prepared
to use it!