What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Spinal Care Clinic understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Burlington and Hamilton back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Spinal Care Clinic recommends that Burlington and Hamilton back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
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 irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction
in pain due to a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar 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 decreases pain for a Burlington and Hamilton
back pain patient, Spinal Care Clinic 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 patients seek feeling “good” when they hurt. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, larger 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 provide better pain relief and improve
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 held at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Spinal Care Clinic guides Burlington and Hamilton
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
today! Spinal Care Clinic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Burlington and Hamilton pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer, Spinal Care Clinic is prepared
to try it!