What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Cross Chiropractic Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Sandy Springs back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Cross Chiropractic Center recommends that Sandy Springs 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 things
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 try to find ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction
in pain due to a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one 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 Sandy Springs
back pain patient, Cross Chiropractic 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 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 globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
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 enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed
that they were right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center guides Sandy Springs
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment
today! Cross Chiropractic Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Sandy Springs pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Sandy Springs back pain sufferer, Cross Chiropractic Center is ready
to try it!