Seven in ten adults (70%) suffer from back aches and pains every year...and of these seven, more than half (4 of 10) of them develops long term back pain (chronic back pain).
This means that at least 40% of adults experience and live with long term back pain.
Back pain can be caused by many problems, because our backs are just so complex.
Sometimes, it's the spinal disc that is affected. Sometimes, it's the spinal joints. Sometimes, it's the muscles or nerves of the back. Other times, it's ligaments. Sometimes it's something growing in there, most times, its a simple ache/pull that's undiagnosed/untreated.
I used to run physiotherapy clinics, so I have some insights of back pain (I'm a hand therapist by training). In some cases of back pains, it may cause this condition called "sciatica", where one's spinal disc may compress onto the nerves, and this causes weird sensations. Patients have reported experiencing:
pains that radiates/travels to certain parts of their buttocks, thighs, or calves, and these sensations can be an ongoing experience daily.
There are several other significant benefits of heat therapy that make it so appealing.
Compared to most other forms of treatments and therapies for back pain, heat therapy is quite inexpensive (our electrical heat pack is SGD 65 and can be used over and over for 1-2 years minimum.
Heat therapy is also so so so easy to do - just plug it in, switch it on and either
Relative to most medical treatments available, heat therapy is appealing to many people because it is a non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical form of lower back pain relief.
For back pain, it's really simple, plug it in and:
Why our Bremed BD7800 works so well as an electric heat pack (can read more of their benefits and applications here and why I recommend it since 2012 as a clinician) is because the most effective heat therapy products are ones that can maintain their heat at the desired and proper temperature.
And our electrical heat packs provide ongoing heat, which means that you can sleep on it or place it at your back at work or whilst you read without having to keep re-switching it on to heat it up. It's not too hot to burn but hot enough for the heat to penetrate into the muscles of your back.
Why our patients come back again and again to buy more is because it's warmer than the competitors and the heat is consistent.
Of course, in many instances, the longer the heat applied, the better it is. We recommend between 30 minutes to 2 hours or longer (I usually lean against it in my chair for most of the day when I'm seated, or go to bed with it).