Ninety per cent of people make a full recovery within four
weeks. In about 30 per cent of cases though, there's a recurrence
of back pain. But again, the pain usually settles with painkillers
and a short period of rest.
Chronic lower back pain is
the most common cause of activity limitation in persons younger
than 45 years. Chronic back pain usually arises because there's
an underlying condition such as arthritis or osteoporosis,
or because the injury was severe. It is defined as pain that
persists longer than 12 weeks and is often attributed to degenerative
or traumatic conditions of the spine. Fibrositis, inflammatory
spondyloarthropathy, and metabolic bone conditions are all
causes of chronic back pain.
Traumatic or degenerative
conditions of the spine are the most common causes of chronic
lower back pain although disk protrusion and herniation have
been suggested as causes of lower back pain also sciatica;
asymptomatic disk herniations on CT scan and MRI are common.
The symptoms of chronic back
pain are described as a deep aching dull pain usually starting
in one area and travelling to neighbouring parts of the body
like the leg. The pain can be very distressing as it restricts
ones ability to undertake everyday tasks even if the task
does not involve any manual labour.
Chronic back pain is usually
caused by arthritis or nerve damage and so conventional medication
usually has no effect except to reduce the pain, patients
with the condition would usually be on medication for long
periods due to the nature of chronic back pain. A thermal
back support will reduce pain and inflammation, view below.
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Ideal for treating
back ache, or pain resulting from arthritis and muscle soreness.
The thermal Lumbar Support stabilizes and supports the lumbar
sacral region whilst it’s reusable microwave thermal
gel pack provides therapeutic warmth.
elasticated side panels ensure that the support remains comfortable
yet firm with the integral mesh pocket holding the gel inset
securely over the lumbar region, whilst facilitating easy
removal for re-heating.
the Thermal Back Support
For those who have chronic back pain that's restricting lifestyle
and work, referral for specific exercise therapy is a good
idea. You may have to come to terms with some limitation of
activity but you need to maintain some exercise in order to
stay healthy generally. You also need to get your back muscles
as strong as possible to maximise the support for your back.