We now stock a range of products to help back pain. You can collect these directly from the clinic when you are in for treatment.
Products to help back pain
These great multiuse ice packs can also be used as heat packs. You can either put them in the freezer and use as an ice pack or put them in the microwave to use as a heat pack. A much tidier and more versatile version of your frozen peas and cheaper than the single use stick on heat pads. Ice packs and heat pads are great products to help back pain.
Ice is great for acute inflammation (less than 72 hours) whereas heat is much better for the majority of joint and muscles pains and definitely for any ongoing long term pain and stiffness.
“Spike” as they have been christened by one of my patients! Spiky massage balls are available in different sizes and relieve tension in large and small muscles. They are a great way of keeping muscles relaxed and pain free between treatment sessions. Simply roll on the massage ball over any knots for 30-60 seconds at a time.
These also come in assorted colours that represent a different resistance. Green bands are the lightest and easiest and red bands offer a slightly harder workout.
You can use resistance bands to strengthen individual muscles as part of a rehab program. Because they are so small they are great for the home or the office so no excuse not to be doing your exercises. A great exercise for shoulder pain using an exercise band is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FesFTaIxWmE
If you love the menthol smell and feeling of deep heat you will love biofreeze. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic (painkiller) that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to sooth muscle and joint pain. It also penetrates the skin and leaves a cooling effect similar to applying ice.
Sissel produce a leading range of orthopaedic neck pillows. The pillows are specially contoured to support the curves of the neck and prevent neck tension as we sleep. The specially designed shape is designed to fit the anatomy of the spine. Sissel even offer a 5-year guarantee on shape retention.
Like spiky massage balls, this handheld massager is a great way of relieving tension in tight muscles. The vibrating massager has variable pressure settings and interchangeable heads. The larger head is great for working over larger muscles and the smaller head can pinpoint specific smaller spots.
Available to buy from Revive Chiropractic
Ice packs, spiky massage balls, orthopaedic pillows and biofreeze are all great products to help back pain. You can purchase them directly form the clinic. Feel free to ask for advice on how each of these products could help you to manage your back pain better.
To book an appointment at Revive Chiropractic you can book online at http://revivechiropractic.co.uk or call 0113 3472801.