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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Watertown Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you said ‘hot’! Watertown Wellness Center understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Watertown back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in initial treatment phases, but heat has a part in healing. When paired - heat with electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but relent. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Watertown Wellness Center advises that Watertown back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.


Heat reduces the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold lead the listing of things that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce “offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction in pain as a result of a slight reduction in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and documented manner 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 Watertown back pain patient, Watertown Wellness Center will consider its use.


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 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 produce better pain relief and improve patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial demonstrated that they were right! They found a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even noted at 3 months’ follow up. Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Watertown Wellness Center directs Watertown back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost 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 particularly 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 Watertown chiropractic appointment today! Watertown Wellness Center is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Watertown pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Watertown back pain sufferer, Watertown Wellness Center is prepared to try it!

Watertown Wellness Center utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Watertown pain relief. 
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