What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Pflugerville Wellness Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Pflugerville back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When put together - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Pflugerville Wellness Center advises that Pflugerville back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the list 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 aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain as a result of a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Pflugerville
back pain patient, Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 patients 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 manage
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center directs Pflugerville
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 Pflugerville Wellness 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 particularly 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
today! Pflugerville Wellness Center offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Pflugerville pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Pflugerville back pain sufferer, Pflugerville Wellness Center is prepared
to use it!