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Electric Heat Pack For Back Pain

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:

  • tingling
  • numbness
  • cold
  • throbbing
  • stabbing

pains that radiates/travels to certain parts of their buttocks, thighs, or calves, and these sensations can be an ongoing experience daily.

Symptoms of back ache may include

  1. Muscle aches
  2. Muscles pains
  3. Sharp or throbbing or stabbing pains that may fluctuate in intensity or duration
  4. Discomfort that seems to be unable to pinpoint exactly where
  5. Maybe more stiffness sets in for your back
  6. Maybe difficulty in standing up after sitting or lying down for a while due to pain

why heat therapy for back pain

  • Heat therapy vasodilates (expands) the blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the spine. What this does is it increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.

  • Heat therapy stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the lower back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.

  • Heat application facilitates the softening and stretching of the soft tissues around the spine, including muscles, connective tissue, and any adhesions. That's why with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort.

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

  • place it behind your back and lean against it when you sit at work or read
  • place it under your back when you lie down to rest or sleep

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.

how to use our electrical heat packs for your back pain

For back pain, it's really simple, plug it in and:

  • place it behind your back when you sit at work or read
  • place it under your back when you lie down to rest or sleep

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).

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