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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Brooks Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Soft Health and Healing Clinic gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Brooks back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part in healing. When paired - heat and electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic recommends that Brooks 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 list 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 elicit “offset analgesia,” a overly large reduction in pain due to a small decrease in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived or real, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Brooks back pain patient, Soft Health and Healing Clinic will consider using it.


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 better way 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 held at 3 months’ follow up. Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic guides Brooks 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 incorporates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment today! Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Brooks pain relief. If heat is comforting and relieving to a Brooks back pain sufferer, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is prepared to try it!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses heat and electrical stimulation for Brooks pain relief. 
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