How can Live Well Health Essentials help with back pain?
Studies show that heat and cold therapy are effective ways to get relief from back pain. Ice packs are most beneficial when a person uses them directly after an injury, such as a strain and helps to reduce swelling while heat via a heated therapy bag or instant heat body wrap is ideal for reducing tension, cramping, and muscle spasms.
What is back pain?
Back pain is pain that you may feel in your back or spine. According to Health Direct, 1 in 6 Australians report having back problems, and 4 out of 5 experience back pain sometime in their life. Both men and women report they experience back problems, however it is more commonly reported by those who are 25 years and older.
There are different types of Back Pain.
Lower back pain refers to pain felt in the lower part of the spine (the lumbar spine) and can include the tailbone (coccyx).
Upper back pain problems refers to pain problems in the thoracic spine, the neck (cervical spine).
Back pain can be experienced in different ways. Some people say it feels like a sharp pain; other people report aches or spasms. You may feel stiff, or find it hard to turn or bend in certain directions. In some cases, such as sciatica, pain can travel down one or both legs.
Back pain can impact both physically and mentally.
For at least 9 in 10 people, back pain is not caused by any particular condition and is referred to as non-specific back pain.
This type of back pain results from a set of different factors including but not limited to: poor posture; weakness in back and abdominal muscles; muscle strain or spasm; extra pressure on the back from sitting too long; sitting in an office environment for long periods; too little physical activity.
Less than 1 in 100 people have back pain that is related to a serious medical problem. Research has also shown that you actually don’t need to know the cause of back pain to treat it successfully.
Live Well Health Essentials have a range of hot and cold therapy products to help you treat back pain at home and on the go. Our Lupin Filled Hot & Cold Therapy Bags are a versatile solution that are a Wheat Free alternative to Wheat Filled Bags, gluten free, odour free and 30% lighter. Shop now.