What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Vancouver Spine Care Centre gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Vancouver back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a role
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre advises that Vancouver 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 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 elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
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 positive for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Vancouver
back pain patient, Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 are
in pain. 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
looking for a better way control
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 proved them right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre guides Vancouver
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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today! Vancouver Spine Care Centre is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Vancouver pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Vancouver back pain sufferer, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready
to use it!