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Natural Pain Relief | FlexEze Heat Therapy

The use of low level continuous heat wrap therapy to reduce pain has been shown to be more effective that NSAID’s and paracetamol in clinical studies. By combining two effective therapies we now have a system that allows you to successfully manage and control your pain in the comfort of your own home. The portability of this system allows you to continue to work and go about your daily activities whilst receiving scientifically proven non-drug pain relief for back pain, for many hours with no drug side-effects.

Flexeze heat patches will provide a constant source of heat therapy for up to 12 hours in combination with regular use of TENS providing hours of natural back pain relief. Using your body’s own defences to encourage tissue repair, reduction of muscle tension and stimulation of circulation. Vital ingredients to get you back on your feet and enjoying life again.

Back pain is one of the most common conditions to affect our population, with an estimated 80% of adults experiencing back pain at some point in their lifetime. It accounts for one of the most common causes of lost days off work and for those suffering it is a debilitating and painful condition.

Most medical treatments rely upon medications such as analgesics and anti-inflammatories to treat back pain symptoms. Unfortunately for many people these drugs may produce unwanted side effects with serious adverse reactions occurring in some cases. These medications are designed to interfere with the body’s natural immune response to tissue damage or injury as is the case in back pain. The body when injured, immediately produces an immune reaction with a resultant inflammatory response. This is how the body naturally begins the healing process.

Back injury will result in an inflammatory response with the release of many pro-inflammatory cells, such as cytokines, interleukins and poly peptides. Their role is to mediate the inflammation and to begin healing and repair of damaged tissue, increasing cell permeability and blood circulation to assist in delivering vital nutrients for healing. The presence of such inflammatory cells will sensitise the nerve pain fibres, resulting in pain in the region. It is this pain that many people wish to relieve, however the use of strong anti-inflammatory medicines to achieve this may hinder and block the body’s own natural ability to heal by reducing the release of inflammatory cells that promote healing.

It is important on occasion to modify and contain the inflammatory response, however not to knock it out all together in a desire to relieve pain. Flexeze have developed an effective and evidence based approached to natural pain management by combining technologies - the use of TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation) and Flexeze heat wraps to assist in the reduction of back pain associated with pregnancy, labour and back pain.