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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Fort Wayne Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you said ‘hot’! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc advises that Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will consider its use.


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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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.

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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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Fort Wayne pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is prepared to try it!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Fort Wayne pain relief. 
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