What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Back And Neck Care Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Severna Park back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Back And Neck Care Center recommends that Severna Park back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat reduces the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the list of options
that low back pain patients believe reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way 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 Severna Park
back pain patient, Back And Neck Care Center 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they hurt. 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
on the lookout for a better way 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 demonstrated
that they were right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Back And Neck Care Center directs Severna Park
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance
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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment
today! Back And Neck Care Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Severna Park pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Severna Park back pain sufferer, Back And Neck Care Center is prepared
to use it!