Muscular back pain affects many women at some time during their pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of mums-to-be. And once the baby is born, the physical demands of motherhood continue to take their toll on back muscles, especially when settling a new baby into the family while also coping with one or more other children.
Lifting little ones from their cot, when it is essential to lean over and lift rather than lifting with a straight back, leaning forward and holding the baby when nursing, throwing the weight to one side to carry a growing baby or toddler on the hip and tired, aching legs after a day on her feet can all leave a busy mum needing pain relief.
But while pregnant or breastfeeding mums are often understandably unwilling to take medication which they fear could affect their baby, so many seek drug-free options, while others try to ignore the problem and soldier on.
Cold therapy can be a great help in relieving muscular back pain – The Deep Freeze range delivers penetrating, cooling therapy in a choice of three drug-free formats so mums can choose the one most convenient for them.*
Cold therapy works in two ways:
- When cold is applied to the skin, it activates receptors in the skin, which send signals to the brain which dilute the pain, giving relief
- It also causes the blood vessels to constrict, helping to limit inflammation
Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch is a self-adhesive patch which is applied straight to the skin, where it gives fast-acting, long-lasting relief.
Deep Freeze Pain Relief Glide-on Gel can be used on the go with the gel applied via a rollerball application for a mess-free, fuss-free application.
Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Gel gives targeted relief at the point of pain without medication
*Always check new symptoms with your midwife