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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Auburn Back Pain Treatment

What seems more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. gets it. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Auburn back pain sufferers. Cold is great therapy and suggested in early treatment phases, but heat plays a part in healing. When combined - heat and electrical stimulation - pain can’t refuse. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and soothe pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. advises that Auburn 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 top the listing of things 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 as a result of a slight reduction in stimulation intensity. Heat is a familiar 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 Auburn back pain patient, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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, bigger than any other health condition around the world. Doctors and researchers are always looking for a way to better manage it. One group of researchers theorized that electrical muscle stimulation and heat would produce better pain relief and improve patients’ subjective view of pain. And their experimental trial demonstrated that they were 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 as well as muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. guides Auburn 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 particularly comforting and pain relieving. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment today! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is all about nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Auburn pain relief. If heat is comforting and relieving to a Auburn back pain sufferer, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is prepared to try it!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. uses heat and electrical stimulation for Auburn pain relief. 
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