Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Fort Wayne Back Pain Treatment

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 refuse. 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.


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.


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 proved them correct! 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.

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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 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!

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Fort Wayne pain relief. 
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