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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Tarrytown Back Pain Treatment

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.


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.


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.

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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 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!

Tarrytown Chiropractic utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Tarrytown pain relief. 
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