Archive for June, 2011

We Install!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

If you live in the Southwest Florida area, we can send out a representative to install your alarm. We will also walk you through testing in and around your home. Call us today to set up!

Back Pain Relief

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Back pain if often a sign of injury related to your spine, muscles and other soft tissues. It could disrupt your work, routine and daily activities. Fortunately those who suffer from back pain, it doesn’t usually last long. Most last from few days to few weeks. If it does last for several months, you should consult a doctor since it could be a more serious injury.

Below are some popular methods used for lower back pain relief.

1. Exercise

Most people think rest is best for painful back. But regular exercise relieves the pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles. You can walk short distances, stretch, ride a stationary bicycle and swim.

2. Lose Weight

Losing weight can help relieve your back pain. Being overweight can make the aches get worse. You can get your muscles in shape and improve you posture when sitting or standing. If your head is not in line with your body, it is like having 15 pounds of weight constantly pulling you forward.

3. Heating pads and Ice packs

You can apply an ice pack over injured area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. If that doesn’t relieve pain after 2 or 3 days, try a heat pack. This will relax the muscles and increase blood flow.

4. Massage Therapy

Studies show massage therapy is very effective for relieving pain due to muscle spasms. This will improve circulation which helps alleviate the soreness and helps muscles move without pain.

5. Water Therapy

Hydrotherapy for back pain relieves pain by loosening the muscles and ridding the body of toxins that produce pain and inflammation. The buoyancy of water supports you weight, allowing greater range of motion when it’s too painful to exercise on land. Also, the water temperature should be warm enough to relax the muscles. Warm baths are great for relieving pain as well.