signs, symptoms & remedies

back pain

Back pain is a broad term as the back constitutes so much of our skeletal make-up, but typically the term back pain refers to the ‘lower back’; however, back pain can be felt anywhere along the spine from your skull down to your pelvis.

Are you experiencing Joint Pain?

Flow Recovery helps with Back Pain
WHAT TO DO

Keep moving as much as possible

Apply heat to the area

Strengthen the area

Mobility work & massage work to help muscle flexibility 

Seek specialist advice when needed

Sleep well (8 hours)

Flow Recovery helps with Back Pain
WHAT TO AVOID

Sitting still for prolonged periods

Lifting with your back

Slouching 

Carrying heavy objects

USING FLOW NANO

Using the nano, you can apply the heating element to your back to provide heat relief. And you can look to use the percussion head to provide self-massage to the muscles around the area.

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The NHS recommends the application of heat; it stimulates the nervous system, particularly the thermoreceptors, which ‘may’ block the signals/ sensation of pain to the brain. Additionally, heat increases blood flow to the area, which provides an increased rate of oxygen & nutrient delivery to muscles in that area, contributing to the muscles becoming more relaxed. Thus taking away any tension that the muscles may bring to the area.

The application of percussion helps to further relax the muscles around the back by targeting the muscle around the affected area playing caution to avoid bony areas.

Referred pain radiating down your legs or up your body
Unintentional weight loss
Loss of bladder or bowel movements
Swelling on your back
Genital numbness or tingling

Referred pain radiating down your legs or up your body

Unintentional weight loss

Loss of bladder and/or bowel movements

Swelling on your back

Genital numbness or tingling

If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health matters for further information or medical advice, please speak to your GP or a Pharmacist.