What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Groton back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office recommends that Groton 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 options
that low back pain patients believe decreased 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 produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large decrease
in pain as a result of a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one familiar and
documented way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or real, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Groton
back pain patient, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a way to better manage
it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would provide better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed
that they were right! They found
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
improved. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office guides Groton
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic appointment
today! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Groton pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Groton back pain sufferer, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is prepared
to try it!