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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Carrolltown Back Pain Treatment

What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Carrolltown back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in early treatment phases, but heat has a part in healing. When combined - heat with electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends that Carrolltown 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 listing of things that low back pain patients believe reduced their pain most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit “offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction in pain due to 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 decreases pain for a Carrolltown back pain patient, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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’s a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly on the lookout for a way to better manage it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and enhance patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They found a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even recorded at a 12 week follow up. Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation directs Carrolltown back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types 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 incorporates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Carrolltown pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Carrolltown back pain sufferer, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is prepared to use it!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses heat and electrical stimulation for Carrolltown pain relief. 
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