What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Baton Rouge back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recommends that Baton Rouge back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold lead the list of options
that low back pain patients believe decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a slight decrease
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 reduces pain for a Baton Rouge
back pain patient, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 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 around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly
on the lookout for a way to better manage
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 showed
that they were 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation guides Baton Rouge
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
today! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Baton Rouge pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Baton Rouge back pain sufferer, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready
to use it!