What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many West Des Moines back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa advises that West Des Moines 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 reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking 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 as a result of a small 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 decreases pain for a West Des Moines
back pain patient, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a better way manage
it. One group of researchers theorized 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 a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa guides West Des Moines
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
today! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
West Des Moines pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a West Des Moines back pain sufferer, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared
to try it!