What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Layden Chiropractic understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Plainville back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Layden Chiropractic advises that Plainville 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 lead the listing of options
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Plainville
back pain patient, Layden Chiropractic 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
looking for a way to better control
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 right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Layden Chiropractic directs Plainville
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 Plainville chiropractic appointment
today! Layden Chiropractic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Plainville pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Plainville back pain sufferer, Layden Chiropractic is ready
to use it!