Chronic Back Pain

The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket is perfectly sized for all of your chronic back pain. Positioning the blanket on that area once a day can help decrease the inflammation that causes pain, getting you back to living life.

The Realities of Chronic Back Pain

According to the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), chronic back pain is defined as pain that lasts 12 weeks or longer, even after the injury has been treated. Approximately 16 million adults experience persistent or chronic back pain, leaving them limited in certain everyday activities. 

Back pain has numerous causes; however, the majority of those cases come from the normal wear and tear of the bones, discs, and joints. So common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Disc degeneration
  • A herniated or ruptured disc
  • Compression or inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • A vertebra slipping out of place
  • A traumatic injury

These causes all create the spine to degenerate, especially the older we get. Although back pain is rarely related to a severe underlying condition, it can require medical attention in the long run.

There are several risk factors for chronic back pain, such as:

Age — The first attack generally begins at age 30 with the pain becoming more and more common as you grow older. As you age, bone strength will decrease, leading to fractures, muscle elasticity, and tone decrease.

Fitness — Not everyone has the time to work out every day. But the less active you are, the more prone to injury you become.

Weight Gain — When you are overweight, your muscles and joints get a lot of added stress on them which in turn, adds stress to your back.

Pregnancy — Pelvic changes that occur during pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your body, causing additional pain in your back.

Occupational Risks — Work that involves heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling can lead to an injury.

In recent years, lower back pain has become worse. A study by the NINDS has found that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Back pain is a very burdensome condition, ranking third in a study related to terms of mortality or poor health as a result of the disease. Only ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease rank higher.

Far Infrared Therapy for Your Back Pain

When you suffer from lower back pain, your daily activities are severely limited. A simple act like bending down to pick up something off the floor can result in severe pain that can last for some time. And with only medication and surgery to help ease your pain, there must be a better way to get the relief you desperately need.

But with the Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket, you do have options. Our blanket is perfectly sized to conform to your entire back, making it easier to get you the relief that you are craving. We recommend using the blanket for up to 45 minutes each day to get the full effects of FIR therapy.

What Back Pain Sufferers Are Saying About the Blanket

“My wife has a severe herniated disc at c6/7 ( she went through the windshield of a car 30 years ago). I have maintained her with chiropractic care, and now that she sleeps with the blanket, I only treat her half as much as I used to. Last week, I pulled a hamstring water skiing. I slept with the blanket every night, and within three days, I was walking without a limp. I highly recommend the blanket for anyone with acute or chronic pain.”

— Dr. Gregory Bark, Massapequa, NY