What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Palmer Chiropractic Center gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Lynchburg back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Palmer Chiropractic Center recommends that Lynchburg back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the list of things
that low back pain patients believe reduced 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 disproportionately large reduction
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar 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 reduces pain for a Lynchburg
back pain patient, Palmer Chiropractic Center 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’s
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly
on the lookout 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 noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center guides Lynchburg
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 Palmer Chiropractic Center
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 especially 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
today! Palmer Chiropractic Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Lynchburg pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Lynchburg back pain sufferer, Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready
to use it!