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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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.
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 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 proved them 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.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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!