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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Murfreesboro Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – hot or cold? Bet you said ‘hot’! Most Chiropractic Clinic gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Murfreesboro back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in initial treatment phases, but heat plays a part in healing. When put together - heat with electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and ease pain. Most Chiropractic Clinic recommends that Murfreesboro back pain and neck pain patients use heat, ice and electrical stimulation as proper for pain relief.


Heat reduces the perception of pain for many. Heat and cold lead the list of options that low back pain patients believe reduced 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 disproportionally large reduction in pain due to a small decrease in stimulation intensity. Heat is one well-known and documented manner to do this. Electrical stimulation is another. Perceived or actual, the pain reduction is good for a back pain sufferer. (2) If something reduces pain for a Murfreesboro back pain patient, Most Chiropractic Clinic will consider its use.


Heat feels good. Electrical stimulation feels good. Back pain and neck pain patients seek feeling “good” when they are in pain. For nonspecific low back pain sufferers, it is a significant cause of disability, larger than any other health condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always 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 right! They found a statistically significant reduction in pain after 18 treatments. The relief was even recorded at a 12 week follow up. Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic guides Murfreesboro back pain and neck pain sufferers to pain relief with all sorts 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 particularly 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 Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment today! Most Chiropractic Clinic is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Murfreesboro pain relief. If heat is comforting and relieving to a Murfreesboro back pain sufferer, Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready to try it!

Most Chiropractic Clinic utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Murfreesboro pain relief. 
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