What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Montreal back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When put together - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic recommends that Montreal 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 lead the list of options
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 try to find ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
in pain due to a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar and
documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived
or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain
sufferer. (2) If something decreases pain for a Montreal
back pain patient, Dr. Hoang's 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 is
a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health
condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly
on the lookout for a better way 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 demonstrated
that they were right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic directs Montreal
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 Dr. Hoang's 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 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 Montreal chiropractic appointment
today! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Montreal pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Montreal back pain sufferer, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is prepared
to use it!