Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Paramus Back Pain Treatment

What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Paramus back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and recommended in early treatment phases, but heat has a part in healing. When combined - heat and electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but relent. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center advises that Paramus back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.


Heat decreases the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold lead the listing 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 aggravating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit “offset analgesia,” a disproportionately large reduction in pain due to a small reduction in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and documented way 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 Paramus back pain patient, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will consider its use.


Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back pain and neck pain patients 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 around the world. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for a way to better 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 discovered a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even held at 3 months’ follow up. Patients’ mood as well as muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center guides Paramus 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.

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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 Paramus chiropractic appointment today! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Paramus pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Paramus back pain sufferer, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is prepared to try it!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses heat and electrical stimulation for Paramus pain relief. 
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