When your job at the office is giving you neck pain and you can´t even relax your back and neck overnight, it is time to take some actions to treat your pain.
Women are especially susceptible to neck & low back pain because they lug around extra weight every day, from purses and grocery bags to a kid on their hip. On top of that, many women have gained weight and lost the time to exercise over the years, weakening of their back muscles is the consequence. Surprise that millions of women each year need to see doctors for treatment of lower back pain? Stress can play a major role in disrupting our personal balance and creating tension in the body. Also, who sits at work hunched over for hours puts stress on their back!
Action is key!
So when back pain strikes, it can be tempting to slow down and rest...but that’s the opposite of what you should do. Keep moving within your own limits and try to get back to normal levels of activity as quickly as possible. Gentle exercise can also help - Yoga and pilates work well by relieving the tension in your muscles, but even a few minutes each day doing some simple movements at home will make a difference. You’ll find some simple strengthening exercises to get started with here.
A long proven complementary approach to back pain treatment to relax stiff and knotted muscles in the back is the application of heat.
Heat stimulates local blood flow, allowing muscles and joints to regenerate and recover from strain. Heat therapy can be your solution for back pain!
A comfortable way to apply heat wherever you are is the new Hansaplast Spiral Heat flexible heat patches. This easy heat therapy for back pain can be used at work, home or while enjoying leisure activities.
Hansaplast Spiral Heat
- 12 hours of long lasting warmth & targeted pain relief
- Extra flexible heat therapy patches that fully adapt to your movements
- Effective heat transmission
- Reliable adhesion from Hansaplast developers
- Soft touch & extra discreet wearing
- For neck & back pain treatment
The new Hansaplast Spiral Heat, first spiral shape flexible heat patches with unique SpiroTherm Technology, relieves tensed and aching muscles with long-lasting targeted heat. Developed with experts, the patch offers innovative grid pattern adhesive for optimal skin contact and effective heat transmission for 12 hours. Thus, the Spiral Heat patches from Hansaplast help relieve back pain effectively. The reliable adhesion keeps the patch in place, enabling free movement at work and during leisure activities. New Spiral Heat Patch from Hansaplast – moves with you!
Quick tips to prevent back & neck pain:
Once you have recovered from an episode of back pain, it’s a good idea to focus on preventing another from occurring. The strategy is simple - get moving!
Regular physical training is key to prevent back pain and can reduce stress as well as relax and strengthen your musculo-skeletal system. Exercise helps us to gain and maintain our personal balance and strength.
At work, change your position regularly. Take every chance to move and walk around during your day. So simple and a free back pain treatment that everyone can do.
Try dynamic sitting. This basically means ‘sitting in motion’, to counteract the negative effects of spending too long in one position - including back pain. This might mean changing your office chair for one that enables dynamic sitting.
Build movement into your daily commute!
- Park your car a short distance away from your workplace
- Stand up on the bus, train or tram
- Get out a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way
- Cycle to work when you can
- Take the stairs as often as possible
- Exercise and stretch out your stressed muscles on a regular basis if your job is physical
Stock up and be prepared. Some simple exercises and lifestyle switches can help prevent back pain before it starts. But for those times when back pain strikes, make sure you have Hansaplast Spiral Heat flexible heat patches ready at home. Comfortable to wear and unnoticeable under clothing, no one except you will know that you’re wearing one. Your heat therapy expert, the new Spiral Heat patch - moves with you.
For further information, please contact us via email at Hansaplast@Beiersdorf.com