What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Fort Wayne back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
initial 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 soothe pain.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic advises that Fort Wayne 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 listing of options
that low back pain patients believe decreased 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 disproportionally large reduction
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented way 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 Fort Wayne
back pain patient, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will consider using it.
BENEFIT OF HEAT AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR BACK PAIN
Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back
pain and neck pain patients seek feeling “good” when they hurt. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are always
on the lookout for a way to better control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed
that they were right! They found
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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic directs Fort Wayne
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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 integrates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
today! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Fort Wayne pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is prepared
to use it!