What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Pensacola back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When combined - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recommends that Pensacola back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper
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 reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain due to a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and
documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Pensacola
back pain patient, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 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 always
on the lookout for a better way 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 correct! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center guides Pensacola
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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment
today! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Pensacola pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Pensacola back pain sufferer, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready
to try it!