Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Pensacola Back Pain Treatment

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.


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.


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.

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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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment today! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers 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!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Pensacola pain relief. 
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