Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Sandy Springs Back Pain Treatment

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 refuse. 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.


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.


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.

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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 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!

Cross Chiropractic Center utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Sandy Springs pain relief. 
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