What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Ashburn back pain
sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a role
in healing. When put together - heat and
electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends that Ashburn 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 top the listing of things
that low back pain patients believe reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, speaking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and
documented manner 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 Ashburn
back pain patient, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 are
in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it’s
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a better way control
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and improve
patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial proved them correct! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even noted at 3 months’ follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn directs Ashburn
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination improve
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment
today! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Ashburn pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Ashburn back pain sufferer, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready
to try it!