Deskbound jobs are causing a number of ailments among working adults in America. Chronic back and cervical pain, eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other injuries are caused by prolonged hours at the office, working at a computer terminal. Back support chairs are all the rage but unless all your office furniture is ergonomically designed, use of such chairs will not help to relieve a condition blood gel. Height of the computer screen, height of your chair and inclination of your back rest and arm rest angles should all be taken into account to adjust your chair for best possible results.
Overweight people are more susceptible to back pain and many other conditions. Reducing your weight and engaging in some form of mild exercise regularly would help in strengthening your muscles and circulation. Sitting in a chair for long periods of time causes poor circulation. Every 30 minutes or so, the worker should get up and walk around, stretch muscles and then resume work. Sitting in one place obstructs the flow of blood. Gel packs can help in promoting blood flow. The action of the pack is improved by microwaving for 3 minutes. The ergonomic lumbar support and heated gel packs greatly improve any back pain you may be experiencing. The lumbar support molds itself to the contours of your back eliminating much of the muscle strain. Heat from gel packs provides active blood flow to your lumbar area. Massage and use of gel packs are effective in support and pain relief.
Ergonomics uses new technologies to prevent and treat neck and back problems. Using hot and cold gel packs for treatment of lumbar conditions will aid in back pain stiffness and are widely recommended. Alternative therapy, holistic medicine and massage are effective in reducing back pain. Back surgery should be viewed as the final option. Lifestyle changes, regular exercise, taking vitamin and mineral supplements, improving your posture and losing weight can do a lot for improving any chronic back pain.
Bulging or herniated discs are excruciatingly painful. If a physician suspects you have a herniated disc you would have to undergo an MRI as lumbar discs appear transparent in a regular X ray. Once the condition has been diagnosed the doctor would suggest physical therapy and mild exercise together with TENS therapy to slowly relieve the pain symptoms. In addition, with the doctor’s approval you can seek cold gel packs to give some relief. Cold packs are a natural anti inflammatory and the cold will numb the area providing some pain relief. Gel packs are a great way to manage pain in the lower back and neck.