Friday, April 5, 2013

Back pain relief solutions

Are you looking for a back pain relief solution that doesn't entail the use of over the counter pain killers.
Then just maybe you should try a non invasive solution.

Heat Therapy

What heat is for

Heat is primarily for muscle pain, and for stress relief. Warm Buddy heat packs and heat wraps offer a warm moist penetrating heat, that penetrate the muscle tissue and relieve aches and pains fast  and without the need of any over the counter pain medication.
The trick is knowing what muscle pain is. Muscle causes much more pain than most people are aware of. Some kinds of muscle pain are obvious enough — like the pain you get after the first ski trip of the season, or charlie horses in the night — but these are relatively isolated and obvious examples. Also, heat isn’t especially useful for them. Charlie horses are pretty fast, and for most people a rare problem, thankfully. And that post-exercise muscle soreness is virtually immune to any kind of therapy.
But muscle knots …
When you say that you have “knots in your muscles,” you are actually talking about trigger points. A trigger point is a small patch of contracted, stagnant, swampy muscle tissue. Instead of the whole muscle being in spasm, just a little piece of it is in spasm.
Our most popular heat wrap

If you’d like to detour and learn much more about trigger points, see
Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A guide to the science of muscle pain, with reviews of every possible self-treatment and therapy option, even for the most difficult cases.

Trigger points are likely to be the most common cause of undiagnosed and unexplained aches and pains, especially stubborn or recurrent headaches, neck cricks and backaches. It is a much more common cause of pain than the more widely reported repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), nerve pain, or herniated disks. Trigger points also complicate essentially all other injuries: they usually appear in response to other kinds of pain and dysfunction, and then often begin to overshadow the original problem.
And heat is a good therapy for trigger points.
Here is some more info on heat therapy 
****It is always important to consult your medical adviser before starting any form of heat therapy****

All Warm Buddy products including heat wraps - heat packs and warm up animals are official Health Canada  approved medical deices for pain relief and stress.
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Why Warm Buddy heat packs & heat wraps are superior for pain & stress relief
Drug Free(dom) Warm Buddy Gel Packs Flax Seed Hot water bottle Electric heat pad Oat grain
Heat Retention Best Too hot Poor Poor Good Poor
After smell None None yes None None yes
Moist heat *yes None None None None None
Scalding No Yes No Yes Yes No
Electro magnetic field (EMF) No No No No *yes No
Washable yes No No Yes No No
Caution! None Stiff & hard to mould to body Fire hazard if over heated Leaking Over heating Can overheat and catch fire
*Electric blankets create a magnetic field that penetrates about 6-7 inches into the body. Thus it is not surprising that an epidemiological study has linked electric blankets with miscarriages and childhood leukemia...more info
* Moist heat is used primarily for old and chronic injuries. It helps to loosen and relax sore muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as increase blood flow to bring more red blood cells to the injury to facilitate healing.

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