Lumbar Wrap (For use with the Iso-BL1010 Pad and Cold Therapy Unit)
***To be used with the Iso- BL1010 Bladder Pad for a low profile back system that comfortably conforms to the body***
- Lumbar and Back Surgery
- Back Pain
- Hip Replacement Recovery
- Post-Operative Recovery
Back injuries can be extremely painful and once the initial trauma has been resolved people with back pain often require a lifetime of ongoing lumbar therapy. The IsoComforter cold therapy wrap alleviates symptoms to lessen your dependence on pain relievers and help you live a more functional pain-free life.
Information about Lumbar Pain
Low back pain (LBP), also known as lower back pain or lumbago, is a common disorder involving the muscles and bones of the back. It affects about 40% of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain may be classified by duration as acute (pain lasting less than 6 weeks), sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks). The condition may be further classified by the underlying cause as either mechanical, non-mechanical, or referred pain.
In most episodes of low back pain, a specific underlying cause is not identified or even looked for, with the pain believed to be due to mechanical problems such as muscle or joint strain. If the pain does not go away with conservative treatment or if it is accompanied by “red flags” such as unexplained weight loss, fever, or significant problems with feeling or movement, further testing may be needed to look for a serious underlying problem. In most cases, imaging tools such as X-ray computed tomography are not useful and carry their own risks. Despite this, the use of imaging in low back pain has increased. Some low back pain is caused by damaged intervertebral discs, and the straight leg raise test is useful to identify this cause. In those with chronic pain, the pain processing system may malfunction, causing large amounts of pain in response to non-serious events.
The treatment of acute nonspecific low back pain is typically with conservative measures such as the use of simple pain medications and the continuation of as much normal activity as the pain allows. Medications are recommended for the duration that they are helpful, with acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) as the preferred first medication. The symptoms of low back pain usually improve within a few weeks from the time they start, with 40-90% of people completely better by six weeks.