Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Manchester Back Pain Treatment

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 refuse. 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.


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.


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.

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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 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!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Manchester pain relief. 
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