What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Satterwhite Chiropractic gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Oxford back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain.
Satterwhite Chiropractic advises that Oxford 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 decreased their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and
documented way 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 Oxford
back pain patient, Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they don’t. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
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 provide better pain relief and enhance
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial showed
that they were right! They discovered
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even recorded at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
got better. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic guides Oxford
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 Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 incorporates heat,
too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment
today! Satterwhite Chiropractic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Oxford pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Oxford back pain sufferer, Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready
to try it!