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Pain Management: 1 Move and 1 Product for Relief is not a Stretch

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by LAMedicalBlogger

Chances are if you deal with chronic pain in your joints or back from any number of medical conditions or an injury, you have tried various solutions to ease the pain. Prescription painkillers, localized shots, topical creams and other medicinal solutions may temporarily dull the pain, but may not be worth the money you spend on them. There is another solution available and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

The combination of stretching/exercising and a heating pad can do wonders for chronic pain in your back or other body parts.

Simple stretching exercises can help to decrease the pain in your joints or back by increasing the blood flow to those areas. It also helps increase your range of motion, making movements of all kind easier. Speak with your physicians to make sure that you are using stretches that are effective for the location of your pain, as well as to make sure you are doing them correctly.

Yoga has also been shown to decrease chronic pain, especially in your back. A study in mid-2011, looked at the effect of yoga on back pain. Using therapeutic yoga that concentrated on the relaxation and loosening of tight muscles and joints, twice as many people in the yoga groups than the control groups of the study reported using pain medication less often.

Stretching and yoga are both great ways to naturally alleviate chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. If you find that you need a little extra boost of pain management, but do not wish to resort to medication, try a Therma Moist Heating Pad from LA Medical Retail. The pad draws in humidity from the air and uses it to more effectively treat pain in your legs, back, neck or anywhere else on your body.

You do not have to live with high levels of pain in your life, so try some stretching exercises or yoga (after speaking with your physician) in combination with a Therma Moist Heating Pad from LA Medical Retail to ease your pain.

Melt Away the Pain

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by LAMedicalBlogger

Most days we wake up pain free and ready to go for the day. However, for some of us there are those days where we wake up and immediately can feel that our back, neck, shoulder, leg or other body part is nagging us with pain. This can be because we slept on that area of our body wrong, or from the previous day’s activities or from a chronic pain that some days is just there. But before you take some anti-inflammatories or other pain relieving medicine, try something a little more natural for your aches and pains: heat.

Are your muscles aching, causing you to slow down or be distracted. Try heat therapy!

Heat therapy, or thermotherapy, has a variety of uses, from decreasing the pain caused by stiff muscles and arthritis to providing relief for those muscle spasms and fibromyalgia. The higher tissue temperatures generated by heat therapy create vasodilation, the widening of the blood vessels, for better blood flow. This increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the affected muscles, helping relieve pain.

Heating pads like the Therma Moist Heating Pads offered by LA Medical are both efficient and convenient. These pads, effective at reducing pain caused by arthritis, back pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries, can be used anywhere for treatment. The outer flannel of the pad draws in the humidity in the air and retains it, and this moisture is released as the pad warms resulting in more effective moist heat therapy.

The Therma Moist Heating Pad can be used to loosen up those tight muscles from the previous day’s gardening, yardwork, basketball game or muscle soreness from a tough workout. If you or your loved ones are physically active, a heating pad from LA Medical is a good investment to keep you and yours moving and living pain free!