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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Millville Back Pain Treatment

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.


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.


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.

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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 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!

Wilson Family Chiropractic uses heat and electrical stimulation for Millville pain relief. 
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