What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Eugene back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recommends that Eugene back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat decreases the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold lead the listing of things
that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight 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 good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Eugene
back pain patient, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are always
on the lookout for a way to better manage
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 demonstrated
that they were right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic guides Eugene
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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment
today! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Eugene pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Eugene back pain sufferer, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is prepared
to use it!