What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Moses Chiropractic understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many West Palm Beach back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When combined - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Moses Chiropractic advises that West Palm Beach 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 list of things
that low back pain patients believe decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a West Palm Beach
back pain patient, Moses Chiropractic 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 is
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Moses Chiropractic directs West Palm Beach
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment
today! Moses Chiropractic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
West Palm Beach pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a West Palm Beach back pain sufferer, Moses Chiropractic is prepared
to use it!