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Products to help back pain. Buy from Revive Chiropractic

Products to help back pain – now available

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

Ice packs

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.

Massage balls

“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.

Exercise bands

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

Biofreeze

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.

Pillow

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.

Home Massager

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.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Here are our Christmas Opening Hours…

Revive Chiropractic will be closed Saturday 24th December 2016 to Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Reception Still Open 28th/29th/30th & 31st December

Reception will be operating as usual for most of the Christmas period. So you can call to make or change any apppointments. It is ony the bank holidays 25th to 27th December and 1st January that we can’t take any calls. But you can still call and leave a message and somebody will call you back.

Remember you can also book appointments online from the website http://www.revivechiropractic.co.uk

Seasons Greetings to all.

Back pain advice for the festive season

Previous blogs have covered this topic. Please see these posts for help and advice for dealing with back pain over the holiday period.

Christmas Survival Guide

http://revivechiropractic.co.uk/christmas-survival-guide

More back pain advice

  1. Remember that for any sprain/strain of the back you usually want to apply heat to the area. For the first 72 hours you may want to alternate a heat pack and an ice pack over the area for 20 minutes at a time and continue with whichever offers most relief.
  2. You need to keep moving. If you sit and do nothing the back will just stiffen up and prolong any recovery. Gentle exercise pottering about is the best.
  3. Consider taking ibuprofen and paracetamol for up to 5 days to help with pain relief. If you are unsure if you are able to take these over the counter medications please check first with your GP or pharmacist.
  4. AVOID any heavy lifting as this could cause additional injury to the back.
  5. DON’T lounge about on the sofa. Sit up properly with a cushion or towel rolled into your low back to offer support.
  6. Remember that most back pain, no matter how painful it may initally be will settle within a relatively short periof of times. Usually it will resolve within six weeks.