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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Malverne Back Pain Treatment

What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Malverne Health & Wellness understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Malverne back pain sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in early treatment phases, but heat plays a role in healing. When combined - heat with electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain. Malverne Health & Wellness recommends that Malverne 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 top 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 way to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived or real, the pain reduction is positive for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Malverne back pain patient, Malverne Health & Wellness 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’s a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health condition globally. 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 enhance 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 3 months’ follow up. Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also got better. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness directs Malverne 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 integrates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment today! Malverne Health & Wellness offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Malverne pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Malverne back pain sufferer, Malverne Health & Wellness is prepared to use it!

Malverne Health & Wellness utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Malverne pain relief. 
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