What is more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you
said ‘hot’! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many La Grande back pain
sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in
initial treatment phases, but heat has a part
in healing. When put together - heat with
electrical stimulation - pain can’t help but subside.
Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recommends that La Grande back pain and
neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as appropriate
for pain relief.
BENEFIT OF HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF
Heat reduces the perception of pain for many.
Heat and cold top the list 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 irritating activities,
and psychological changes. (1) Doctors look for ways to elicit
“offset analgesia,” a overly large decrease
in pain as a result of a slight decrease
in stimulation intensity. Heat is a well-known and
documented manner 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 La Grande
back pain patient, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 sufferers 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 always
on the lookout for a way to better control
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 right! They found
a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was
even held at a 12 week follow up.
Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also
improved. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC guides La Grande
back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts of
modalities. Whatever it takes! The heat and stimulation combination enhance
each other’s benefit.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic appointment
today! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological
La Grande pain relief. If heat is soothing and
relieving to a La Grande back pain sufferer, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared
to use it!