What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Disc Centers Of America gets
it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Buffalo, NY back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in
early treatment phases, but heat plays a part
in healing. When paired - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Disc Centers Of America recommends that Buffalo, NY 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 list 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 aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large decrease
in pain due to a small reduction
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar 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 Buffalo, NY
back pain patient, Disc Centers Of America 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 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 constantly
on the lookout for a way to better manage
it. One group of researchers hypothesized that electrical
muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and enhance
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 a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Disc Centers Of America guides Buffalo, NY
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all types of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment
today! Disc Centers Of America offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Buffalo, NY pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a Buffalo, NY back pain sufferer, Disc Centers Of America is prepared
to try it!