What seems 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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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 look for 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.
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’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 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 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.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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 try it!