What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Fort Wayne back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center advises that Fort Wayne back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper
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 reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented manner 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 Fort Wayne
back pain patient, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 patients seek feeling “good” when they hurt. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a way to better control
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 showed
that they were right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center directs Fort Wayne
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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
today! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Fort Wayne pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is prepared
to try it!