Impact of Acute Back Pain
Acute back pain is a common ailment affecting millions of people every day. Unlike chronic back pain, acute pain is normally temporary, usually lasting for three to six months in duration. It can prevent you from taking part in normal activities and even make it nearly impossible to sleep at night.
Acute Back Pain Treatment
Acute back pain tends to result from a non-serious injury like a muscle strain or overexertion. Standard anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen can help ease the aches and pains as can heat treatment. The use of a heat pad or warm pack can also help alleviate soreness. Heat therapy increases circulation which improves the flow of oxygen to the sore/tense area allowing the muscles to heal back to normal.
How FitBrace Can Help
FitBrace comes with a reusable gel pack that can be warmed in the microwave or heated on a stove to help in heat treating your pain. The gel pack can be inserted into a specially designed pouch in the brace to warm the affected area of your back.
FitBrace’s design also incorporates removable rigid panels that provide strong back support to keep the spine in alignment. This feature helps the user sleep better because they can remove the panels for comfort and still utilize the gel pack’s pain relief capabilities.
Consult your doctor or physician before undergoing any form of treatment for acute back pain. Serious medical conditions could exist, and it’s important to have a certified medical diagnosis to prevent the situation from escalating. Just because the pain is temporary, behavioral adjustments may need to be prescribed to ensure that an injury does not reoccur.