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.
BENEFIT OF HEAT 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 decrease
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.
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 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.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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!