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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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.
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 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.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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!