What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Sitka back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recommends that Sitka 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 listing 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 try to find ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a small decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Sitka
back pain patient, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always
on the lookout for a better way control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even held at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka guides Sitka
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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 particularly comforting and
pain relieving. The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
today! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Sitka pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Sitka back pain sufferer, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is prepared
to try it!