This lower back wrap from Activewrap is a ice / heat pack is a high quality reusable flexible pack that freezes quickly and heats quickly but remains malleable to conform to the injured body part. Microwave for heat therapy; freeze for ice therapy.
Who Should Use This?
This wrap is for individuals who are suffering from lower back pain affecting the Lumbo-Sacral spine (a few inches above to a few inches below the waist or belt line) and who require a professional standard heat or ice pack. It allows cold or heat to be applied via a pack with a high standard of temperature retaining properties and can be used in a working environment due to its ease of application and discrete nature.
Low back pain has many causes including injury, disc herniation and prolpase, soft tissue injury to the ligaments, tendons or muscles, spondylosis ( osteoarthritis of the spine affecting the facet joints and discs ). All of these conditions benefit from the use of cold therapy in the acute phase immediately after injury or heat therapy in the sub acute phase or chronic phase. The compressive lumbar support that contains the removable ice packs also provides circumferential support allowing more comfortable function.
In addition to back pain relief the wrap can be reversed to relieve dysmenorrhoea / period pain / abdominal cramps
How Does it Work?
With lower back pain a primary aim is to reduce the local muscle spasm that injury provokes. It is this muscle spasm that often causes the majority of the acute pain. Many conditions causing low back pain and spasm benefit from the use of cold therapy in the acute phase immediately after injury or heat therapy in the sub acute phase or chronic phase.
Following soft tissue injury cold or cryotherapy can be used to vaso-constrict local blood vessels. Short periods of cold applied immediately after injury restrict local blood supply and this limits bleeding and thus subsequent swelling or oedema. Cooling also reduces the metabolic demand of surrounding tissues so they become less likely to suffer injury due to interruption of their normal blood supply during the injury.
Heat is used to promote blood flow to an injured area in the sub acute or chronic injury and to induce relaxation of local muscles that may be in spasm. Blood brings in the oxygen and nutrients required for healing and repair.
Sizing and Technical Information:
The ActiveWrap® heat and ice back support features circumferential fit and adjustability. Complete with the professional standard 7 x10" hot/cold pack and a durable compression support wrap. Features Active Medical Plush™ fabrication to lock in the body's natural warmth when used for soothing heat while insulating keeping the cold in during cold therapy applications.
It is reusable and washable – more cost effective that disposable heat patches.
Choose our complete system with an additional hot/cold pack. This will give you a designated pack for heat and a pack for cold. This is ideal for hours of continuous relief. These quality packs are unlike anything on the market. Microwave for heat therapy; freeze for ice therapy.
The lumbar support belt can be used without the thermal pack in place as a spinal support brace.
Sizing options are given below. Sizes are based on waist size.
Small - Medium: Waist 34" and under (complete with 7"x10" pack)
Large - X-Large: Waist 35"-50" ( complete with 7"x10" pack)