Pulled Back Muscle Treatments
A pulled back muscle can happen when it's least expected, such as by bending the wrong way, falling, or lifting something that's too heavy. A perfect example is when an individual uses the wrong body mechanics to shovel snow- especially when he or she has not been exercising and strengthening his or her muscles to give adequate body support! The lower back is more often affected than any other part of the back since it bears most of the weight and motion of the body.
Treatment options vary considerably for pulled back muscles, depending on the location and extent of injury. The pain is generally intense from the onset and requires some type of pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication for pain control. In most cases, bed rest isn't recommended. It is, however, often necessary to stop or reduce normal physical activity for a few days to give the muscles time to calm down and respond to treatment.
Ultrasound therapies such as our Therapeutic Ultrasound device has been shown to greatly enhance the recovery process from a pulled back muscle. Ultrasound treatments will heat the injured muscles, encouraging blood flow to the area. This internal heating is different from using a heating pad. The heating pad often becomes uncomfortable (and even painful!) because of excessive surface heat. Ultrasound Therapy can be tolerated, since the heat goes deep into the muscle- where it's needed most- rather than just on the surface of the skin.
Chronic pain often results following a pulled back muscle. Once a muscle has been weakened through injury, it's more susceptible to re-injury. Regular Ultrasound treatments will keep the muscle from atrophying, and gently remove any existing scar tissue build up in the injured area.
An Inferno Wrap Energy Device for the back is one of the most helpful tools for a wide variety of painful back-related problems. Through the use of the patented Energy Web, muscles are safely and gently heated- increasing oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow within the treated area. Your body's natural response to this increased temperature is to try to maintain a condition of "homeostasis" in a balanced environment (basically, your body increases blood flow to the heated area in an attempt to drop the temperature). With the rapid increase in blood flow to the area (a term known as vasodilation), there is an increase in the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured cells, and toxins are flushed out (including lactic acid, commonly found in trigger points)- both of which promote healing. Our Inferno Wrap for the Back provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.
Our Cold Compression Wraps are recommended as a top therapeutic wrap by Leading Health Institutes like the Cleveland Clinic, several professional sports organizations, and countless medical professionals. That's why we sell them- they are the best money can buy! They work to numb nerves, which will dull the pain in your aching muscles. We have noticed over time that our customers are so fond of our "Freezie" Cold Compression Wraps that they are frequently coming back and ordering a second one- this way, they can have a spare frozen one in the freezer while wearing the other. "Freezie" Wraps are becoming very popular with baseball and soccer trainers, and the wraps can be conveniently stored in a cooler for quick application on the field when needed.
Ultrasound Therapy is also a helpful tool for pain treatment, muscle relaxation, and prevention of back problems- having a portable Ultrasound device at home is a powerful, effective, and convenient treatment tool. If you have symptoms, or are recovering from a back related injury, using Ultrasound on a regular basis before your activity or throughout the day will help relax your muscles, diminish pain and inflammation, soften any scar tissue build-up, and contribute greatly to the healing of your injury.
If you suffer from muscle pain after certain activities or movements, use Ultrasound Therapy when you complete the activity, and then rest. Limit the application of Ultrasound to a couple of treatments per day (the manual which comes with the unit will recommend treatment frequency depending on your injury/condition). In between Ultrasound treatments, maximize your pain relief and injury recovery time by using the Inferno Wrap. Proven Performance, Proven Relief - only found at MendMeShop.com! If you have been given a treatment plan by your healthcare professional, make sure you adhere to it to ensure pain free living. Ask your healthcare professional about how you can add MendMeShop products to your treatment routine! In general, people who are committed to their therapies and exercises will have the best medical outcomes.
Do you have more questions?
We encourage you to contact our office directly with any questions you may have or advice on treating your back injuries, whiplash injuries or sciatica. You can be assured all your questions will be answered in a thorough and courteous manner by our trained staff.
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