What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Chiropractic Solutions understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many San Jose back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Chiropractic Solutions advises that San Jose 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 lead 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 aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a San Jose
back pain patient, Chiropractic Solutions will consider its use.
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 are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a better way manage
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Chiropractic Solutions guides San Jose
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 Chiropractic Solutions
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment
today! Chiropractic Solutions offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
San Jose pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a San Jose back pain sufferer, Chiropractic Solutions is prepared
to use it!