Rehab steps for back pain and sciatica

Back pain is one of the most common injuries, reasons people go to the doctor and is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost everyone experiences back pain at least once. Acute back pain is the most common, usually caused by heavy lifting or a sports injury. Chronic back pain is a term used to describe back pain that lasts more than three months. While everyone is different, back pain is commonly linked to muscle or ligament strains, bulging discs, arthritis, sciatica, and osteoporosis.

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How to use the Recoup Cryosphere for Back Pain


1. Place your Recoup Cryosphere in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours to get the maximum cold relief.

2. If you have the help of another set of hands, lay flat on the floor or a massage table. Have someone use the Cryosphere in the handle to dig deep into the pain points and surrounding muscles for up to 20 minutes.

3. If you are using the Cryosphere on your own back, use it in the handle if you can reach for more pressure. You can also use the ball outside of the handle by unscrewing the blue handle and taking the cold ball out of the handle. Find a non-slippery surface like a yoga mat or carpeted floor. Place the cold ball under the pain area of your back and slowly roll up and down placing pressure with your weight.

4. Work your way up and down as many areas of your back as you can, decreasing inflammation with cold and massage.

Glossary of terms/Back injury

Lumbar strains and sprains are the most common back injuries. Lumbar muscle strain is caused when the muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn. This can be caused by overuse, trauma or irregular twisting or bending.

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Lumbar sprains are caused when ligaments are torn from their attachments. This can be caused by overuse, trauma or irregular twisting or bending. When the lumbar spine is strained or sprained, the soft tissues become inflamed. This can cause pain and muscle spasms.

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The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and eventually provide sensation and muscle function in the lower legs and the feet. Sciatica is pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve and can be felt anywhere along the course of the sciatic nerve.

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When the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebra is pushed outside its normal position. This causes leg pain, back pain, or weakness.

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The spinal discs are shock-absorbing cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal cord. A ruptured disc causes severe low back pain and sometimes shooting pain.

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This is a common condition that occurs when the small spinal canal becomes compressed. This causes a pinching of the spinal cord and nerve roots, which can cause pain, weakness or numbness.

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