What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Spine & Sports Rehab Center gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Baton Rouge back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When paired - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center recommends that Baton Rouge 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 things
that low back pain patients believe reduced 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 disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Baton Rouge
back pain patient, Spine & Sports Rehab 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 don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
on the lookout for a better way manage
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and improve
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 in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center directs Baton Rouge
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 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
today! Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Baton Rouge pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Baton Rouge back pain sufferer, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready
to use it!