What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Manchester back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries advises that Manchester back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat reduces the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold lead the listing of options
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large reduction
in pain as a result of a small reduction
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 Manchester
back pain patient, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial demonstrated
that they were right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even held at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries guides Manchester
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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester chiropractic appointment
today! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Manchester pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Manchester back pain sufferer, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready
to try it!