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Role of Heat and Electrical Stimulation in Largo Back Pain Treatment

What is more comforting – heat or ice? Bet you said ‘heat’! Hollstrom & Associates Inc understands. Heat is comfortable and comforting to many Largo back pain sufferers. Cold is effective therapy and suggested in early treatment phases, but heat plays a part in healing. When paired - heat and electrical stimulation - pain cannot help but subside. Heat and electrical stimulation calm and alleviate pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc advises that Largo 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 top the listing of things that low back pain patients believe lessened their pain most followed by medication, rest, exercise, talking with a health professional, stretching, not doing irritating activities, and psychological changes. (1) Doctors seek ways to elicit “offset analgesia,” a disproportionally large decrease in pain as a result of 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 Largo back pain patient, Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 globally. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for a better way manage 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 noted at a 12 week follow up. Patients’ mood in addition to muscle strength and endurance also improved. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc guides Largo 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 integrates heat, too, in in-office chiropractic care and at- home care.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment today! Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers nonsurgical and nonpharmacological Largo pain relief. If heat is soothing and relieving to a Largo back pain sufferer, Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to use it!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc utilizes heat and electrical stimulation for Largo pain relief. 
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