What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Tarrytown Chiropractic gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Tarrytown back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When put together - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Tarrytown Chiropractic advises that Tarrytown 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 things
that low back pain patients believe decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain as a result of a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known 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 Tarrytown
back pain patient, Tarrytown Chiropractic 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, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce 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 a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic directs Tarrytown
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Tarrytown 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 particularly 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 Tarrytown chiropractic appointment
today! Tarrytown Chiropractic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Tarrytown pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Tarrytown back pain sufferer, Tarrytown Chiropractic is prepared
to try it!