What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Toronto back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
early treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When combined - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recommends that Toronto 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 listing of options
that low back pain patients believe reduced their pain
most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a
health professional, stretching, not doing aggravating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to produce
“offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large reduction
in pain due to a slight reduction
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 decreases pain for a Toronto
back pain patient, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness 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 sufferers seek feeling “good” when they hurt. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is
a significant cause of disability, bigger than any other health
condition globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly
looking for a better way manage
it. One group of researchers hypothesized 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 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre guides Toronto
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination boost
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness 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 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 Toronto chiropractic appointment
today! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
Toronto pain relief. If heat is comforting and
relieving to a Toronto back pain sufferer, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is prepared
to try it!