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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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.
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’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.
CONTACT Watertown Wellness 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 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!