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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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.
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 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.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing 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 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!