Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in West Palm Beach Back Pain Treatment

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 refuse. 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.


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 good for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a West Palm Beach back pain patient, Moses Chiropractic will consider its use.


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.

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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 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!

Moses Chiropractic utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for West Palm Beach pain relief. 
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