What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR understands. 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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR BACK PAIN
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 proved them 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.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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!