Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Fernandina Beach Back Pain Treatment

What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in early treatment phases, but heat plays a role in healing. When paired - heat with electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic recommends that Fernandina Beach 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 lead the list of things that low back pain patients believe lessened 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 produce “offset analgesia,” a overly large reduction in pain as a result of a small decrease in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Fernandina Beach back pain patient, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will consider its use.


Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back pain and neck pain sufferers 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 way to better manage it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed that they were right! They found 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 improved. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic guides Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve 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 integrates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Fernandina Beach pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Fernandina Beach back pain sufferer, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to try it!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses heat and electrical stimulation for Fernandina Beach pain relief. 
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