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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Colorado Springs Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you said ‘hot’! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Colorado Springs back pain sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part in healing. When paired - heat and electrical stimulation - pain cannot refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR advises that Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.


Heat reduces the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold lead the list of options 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 try to find ways to produce “offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction in pain as a result of a small decrease in stimulation intensity. Heat is a 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 reduces pain for a Colorado Springs back pain patient, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will consider its use.


Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back pain and neck pain sufferers 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 around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly on the lookout for a better way control it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and enhance patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial demonstrated that they were right! They found a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even held at a 12 week follow up. Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR guides Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance 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 especially 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Colorado Springs pain relief. If heat is comforting and relieving to a Colorado Springs back pain sufferer, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to use it!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Colorado Springs pain relief. 
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