What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain refers to pain that does not improve with time. It continues to persist for 3 months or more. This pain can affect a specific part of the body, as in low-back pain or headaches, or involve many regions at the same time, as in fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis.
Chronic pain is more than a symptom of a disease, illness or injury; it becomes an illness unto itself. Regardless of location or cause, chronic pain causes many people to have difficulty functioning in daily activities. They may experience occupational disability, sleep problems, depression, drug-related complications and diminished quality of life.
Many chronic pain conditions affect older adults. Common chronic pain complaints include:
- Low back pain
- Cancer pain
- Arthritis pain
- Neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself)
- Psychogenic pain (pain not due to past disease or injury or any visible sign of damage inside or outside the nervous system)
A person may have two or more co-existing chronic pain conditions.
How does moist therapy work?
Moist Heat Therapy is a doctor recommended and a natural alternative or compliment to over the counter medication (pain medicine) and physical therapy aid in helping to manage long term chronic pain.
Moist heat penetrates the muscles to reduce pain and fatigue, relax stiff muscles, loosen stiff joints and increases flexibility. In many instances, the longer the heat is applied, the better.
Doctors prefer Moist Heat to Dry Heat because dry heat tends to draw out moisture from the body and may leave the skin dehydrated and irritated. With moist heat, moisture accompanies the heat source which ensures that heat penetrates deeper than just the surface of the skin.
Bed Buddy Moist Heat Therapy
Bed Buddy offers a range of reusable products that provide moist heat therapy to assist in treating fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis treatment, relieve pain, and helping people manage chronic pain such as joint pain and sore muscles. Developed with form-fitting designs to target specific pain areas and soft touch fabrics for maximum comfort, Bed Buddy moist heat products are a natural alternative or complement to over the counter drugs. Easy and safe to use, Bed Buddy can be warmed in the microwave to activate moist heat.
Bed Buddy Back Wrap
The Bed Buddy Back Wrap provides doctor recommended moist heat and is designed for the treatment of fibromyalgia, neck, shoulder, arm, leg, knee and back pain. The Back Wrap can offer both hot and cold therapy with a flexible, form-fitting design and is flexible even when cold. Soft touch material and an adjustable strap, which can be secured in various positions on the body, ensure complete comfort and mobility. A natural alternative or compliment to over the counter drug treatments.
Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Pack
The Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Pack is a versatile pack can be used for hot or cold therapy, and easily conforms to the body, even when cold. Bed Buddy is both simple and safe to use and is filled with 100% natural grains herbs and flowers. Available in Original White, Pink Bliss with lavender rose and cherry blossom scents, Fresh Green with eucalyptus, rosemary and lemongrass scents, Balance Orange with nutmeg, vanilla, coconut and almond scents.
Bed Buddy Iso -Ball
The Bed Buddy Iso-Ball is a unique product designed to help patients living with arthritis by providing moist heat therapy. The Iso-Ball is designed to fit in the palm of the hand, and provide gentle warmth while you exercise your hand. A natural alternative or compliment to over the counter drug treatments. Moist heat makes it easier to exercise the arthritic joints and can allow movement of stiff joints to increase. The moist heat also allows the joint exercises to be easier and more effective. Be sure to do this application twice every day, without fail. Start with 15 minutes each morning and evening. If necessary, you might have to get up a few minutes earlier in the morning before your day starts, then use this again before bedtime. Your commitment of time and effort will be definitely worth the improvement you will feel and with the moist heat, you will feel some improvement in pain and stiffness almost immediately.