One Super Important Fact:
Back injuries and conditions can lead to life-long chronic pain if not treated properly. To prevent a permanent problem, time is critical. The sooner you address the underlying problem, the faster you will heal.
How to Heal Back Injuries
If you want to heal your back injury as quickly and completely as possible, a proactive treatment plan is required. While rest and icing are beneficial, you need to do more if you want to get rid of the problem for good. Thankfully, King Brand® has designed the tools you need to do just that. These tools are called the BFST® and ColdCure® Back Wraps.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and protect your back from further damage.
- Do a BFST® treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST® treatments throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Avoid re-straining your back as much as possible. Using KB Support Tape® will help with this. Resting your body is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your back injury can truly heal - finally.
Blood Flow Is Essential For Healing
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For a back injury, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives the tissues in your back the blood flow they need to heal quickly and completely.
The BFST® Wrap brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your injured back - a requirement for the body to heal. Unfortunately, an injured back at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow but all too often it also results in small but frequent re-injury, which extends your healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Back Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in your injured back while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your back injury at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® devices help heal soft tissue.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through your injured back while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an untreated back can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for the injured tissue to heal properly and quickly.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their back as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. Since the effects of each 20 minute BFST® treatment last for up to 4 hours, it's best to spread your treatments out over the course of your day. An ideal treatment regimen would be one treatment first thing in the morning, another treatment in the afternoon, a treatment in the evening and the last treatment of the day right before bed.
Almost as important as the promotion of blood flow is the reminder of your injury. The reminder is what helps you move with care so you don't accidentally overdo it and cause further damage to your back. Avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery. That's why we recommend you continue wearing your BFST® Back Wrap between treatments. When your treatment ends, simply unplug the controller from the device and tighten the wrap to your back. This will act as a reminder of your condition, as well as provide your back with light support and protection.
Dealing With Pain
Back injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, causing you to rely on painkillers for relief. Analgesics and NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, analgesics and NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers Are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain, making you feel a false sense of ability that can lead to further strain and re-injury. If you do need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
ColdCure® Wraps do a superior job of relieving the pain associated with back injuries, without any of the negative aspects of painkillers. Not only are ColdCure® Wraps safer and more effective than painkillers, they also work faster. As soon as you apply the ColdCure® Wrap to your back, you will feel the cool, soothing relief as it absorbs the pain and tension. With painkillers, you have to wait 20 minutes for the effects to kick in.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling.
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the pain associated with back injuries and conditions, nothing works better than cold and compression.
ColdCure® technology was developed specifically to address the need for a cold compression device that does not freeze the skin and underlying tissue. Our gel packs pose no threat of cold burns. This makes them much safer to use than other products that use ice, which can cause the skin to freeze, leading to permanent damage. ColdCure® gel packs are completely safe to use for extended treatment durations, meaning faster relief of pain and inflammation. Our ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
For maximum coverage of your back injury or condition, use our ColdCure® Large Body Wrap. It has a massive treatment area of 16"x16". This means you can almost treat your entire back all at once. The benefits are huge! More coverage means more cooling power for your upper back, mid back, lower back and hips. This is the perfect product for people who have multiple problem areas on their back. It's also ideal for people who find that other wraps just aren't big enough. This device is extremely versatile and can be used on multiple areas of the body, including your arms, abdomen, neck, shoulders and more.
Our Back Wraps and Large Body Wrap are guaranteed to fit anyone with a waist measuring between 22"-44"waist measuring between 22"-44". For anyone whose waist measures above 44", we have extension straps that can be attached to guarantee a customized fit.
The ColdCure® Back Wrap comes with swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. Unlike other gels that are mushy and watery, XC RigiGel® is firm but also flexible. It doesn't move around, even when put under heavy pressure for long periods of time. It stays in place to provide your painful back with even, consistent cold compression. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time, so you can have the other two charging in the freezer to keep your therapy going. Do your ColdCure® treatments in 20 minute intervals throughout the day, or as long as you need the relief.
Protect Your Back Between Treatments
When you're not doing BFST® or ColdCure® treatments, your already damaged tissue becomes vulnerable to further injury. You don't want to re-injure your fragile, healing tissue and make your back injury worse. Apply KB Support Tape to the affected area of your back between your BFST® and ColdCure® treatments. This will provide support and protection for your injured tissue.
Our skin is soft and elastic and can stretch much more than the tissue underneath. When you apply KB Support Tape to your skin, it becomes a much more rigid surface than before, serving to limit how much the skin can stretch. The Tape makes your skin a source of outside support to hold your tissue in place, helping to prevent re-injury. That's why we call it armor for your injury.
KB Support Tape - Use All Day During Work & Play
KB Support Tape provides lightweight, comfortable compression to relieve your swelling throughout the day. It also helps to prevent re-injury by giving your healing tissue targeted support and protection without restricting your range of motion.
KB Support Tape comes in 2 different sizes: 2 inch wide and 3 inch wide. We recommend the 3 inch wide Tape for back injuries. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in both Black and Beige. There is no functional difference between the colors, they just allow you to express your personal style.
The 3 inch wide Tape comes in a Continuous Roll, which is perfect for you if you're looking for a more customizable tape. You can cut the Tape into a variety of different shapes and sizes to achieve a completely unique application for your back injury. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
While we found the above application effective for Lower Back Injuries, it's only an example. We encourage you to try different applications for your specific back injury to find the one that works best for you. Also, remember to trust the pain. If you feel pain in a specific area of your back, apply the tape there.
The Medical Tape Advantage
What sets KB Support Tape apart from the rest? It's not athletic tape, it's medical tape. This means our Tape is manufactured to ISO 10993 standards, which ensures that our Tape is made from extremely safe, biocompatible materials. Our Tape is actually made from materials that are safer than most baby products, including diapers, toys and clothing. Don't let the big brand tapes fool you. Most of them are made from toxic materials, because there are no standards for athletic tape. Some big brand tape glues even contain carcinogenic ingredients. At King Brand®, your health and safety are of utmost importance, which is why KB Support Tape is manufactured to such high standards.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, a Back ColdCure® medical device, a Back BFST® medical device and a roll of Wide KB Support Tape were automatically put into your shopping cart. What's in your cart now are the three things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your injured back. Please feel free to add the Large Body ColdCure® Wrap to your cart if this product would better suit your needs. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating a back injuries or back pain by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
Free Professional Treatment Advice
The purchase of every BFST® and ColdCure® Wrap comes with the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our helpful Advisors will contact you 4-5 days after your order has been delivered to see how your treatments are going and answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors have been thoroughly trained on BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They are also knowledgeable when it comes to treating back injuries. Our Advisors truly care about your recovery. They can even help you create a custom treatment plan. While one of our Advisors will follow up with you directly, you are welcome to contact us if you need any help.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® + KB Tape
for Rapid Healing
for Pain & Swelling
to Prevent Re-Injury
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® by alternating treatments, as well as using KB Support Tape between your treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just one product or the other. This is because you're getting the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure®, the healing benefits of BFST®, as well as the protection and re-injury prevention of KB Support Tape, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Back Injury.
Use the ColdCure® Wrap several times a day to help reduce not only the visible swelling you may see on the surface, but also the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Avoid using the BFST® Wrap until your inflammation and swelling has subsided. Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. For maximum benefit, please take into consideration that each 20 minute treatment optimizes your blood circulation for an average of 4 hours. We recommend 3-4 treatments daily, spread throughout the day. During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can include anything that puts a strain on the injured area (lifting something, bending down, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
Do a ColdCure® treatment any time you experience a pain flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before doing a BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again. Refrain from using ColdCure® within the 4 hours following your 20 minute BFST® treatment. This will counteract the treatment. If necessary, use the ColdCure® Wrap for pain control, then follow up with another BFST® treatment.
Any time you're not doing a ColdCure® or BFST® treatment, wear KB Support Tape® on your back. If you're taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first BFST® treatment before the Tape is applied and your last treatment after the Tape has been removed at the end of the day.
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Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
BFST® Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They comply with hundreds of pages of regulations and standards that are in place to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. They are designed, manufactured and tested to extremely high standards of quality, safety and efficacy. Manufacturers of consumer grade products can't say the same, because they're not FDA Registered.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and incredibly safe, low levels of EMR energy envelop your back and stimulate blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your injured back, accelerating the healing process.
BFST® Wraps come with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments on Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as they heal. Proceeding immediately to Level 2 or 3 will not speed up the healing process. You need to condition the body first.
When you first start your treatments on Level 1, your back will feel quite warm. This is because at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that your circulation is improving. Better circulation means blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
When it comes to therapeutic benefits, BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. BFST® Wraps work to heal your injury by bringing additional blood flow to your damaged tissues, deep below the skin. All heating pads do is bring blood to the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. This doesn't do anything to heal the injury. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Back device is enclosed inside a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around your back to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that allow you to adjust the fit. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The device easily disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move about your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort.
Complete the Healing Process
When you're recovering from a back injury, the pain ends long before you've finished healing. In fact, the pain is usually gone once you're 20-30% healed. The healing process is very complex and takes much longer than most people realize. (You can click here for the full story). The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops, your back is still healing. This means you need to keep doing BFST® treatments in order to complete the healing process. Doing regular BFST® treatments for months after the pain is gone is extremely beneficial. Do a BFST® treatment prior to any physical activity. This will act as a warm up for your circulatory system. You should also continue taping your back to help prevent re-injury.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. Cold and compression applied to an injured back immediately reduces the risk of damage from excessive swelling. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term, permanent damage resulting from soft tissue injuries. The ColdCure® Wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in treating soft tissue injuries.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use mushy blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 0°C. While they may start at about -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 0°C and stay at 0°C for a long time. This is the ideal temperature for cold therapy, because it's cold enough to relieve your pain and swelling, but safe enough to not cause cold burns. Ice and blue gel packs will also start at -20°C and rapidly go to 0°C, but then their temperature keeps rising quickly, instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 0°C. The XC Gel® danger zone is very small, but the benefits are huge.
While XC Gel® packs are designed to be stored in the freezer, you can store them in the fridge if you find them too cold from the freezer. Not all freezers are the same. If you find that the gel is too stiff from the freezer, leave it out for 1-2 minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. When the pack is soft enough to bend, it's ready to use for treatment.
Many people follow the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - method when treating a soft tissue injury. Most of these people probably aren't aware of the serious dangers that ice can pose. Ice can freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your skin and underlying tissue. The proper solution is RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. We don't want to apply ice, we want to apply cold that is just above freezing. Yes, you want cold - and lots of it - but not so cold that it is below the freezing point of water.
XC Gel® packs contain 10x more gel per lb than other products, for complete coverage of your back injury. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than other products, meaning longer treatment times without having to swap the gel packs as often. This also means faster relief of your pain. Bigger packs with more gel inside plus superior cooling power equals an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Back gel packs are specially designed for the shape of your back and hips. This ensures that your injury will receive an even distribution of cooling power during treatment. Each one of our gel packs is custom designed for a specific body part. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why each one of our gel packs is uniquely shaped too. This product been 100% designed to treat back injuries and conditions.
XC RigiGel® Means No Hot Spots!
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula helps to distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the gel pack. When cold pressure is applied to a back injury, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy in our gel packs is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your painful back will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack every time. The temperature-balancing power of this gel formula is unmatched.
XC Gel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides give you all the same benefits that our amazing XC RigiGel® has to offer. XC Gel® packs can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your back or away from your back since they're not side specific.
King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice of top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners worldwide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option. All King Brand® products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our products and if you're not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund. We know you will love them though, because thousands of people already use them and rave about the results.
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King Brand® BFST® and ColdCure® Wraps are FDA Registered medical devices. They have also passed the Health Canada, ISO 13485, ISO 10993 and IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition approval processes. ISO 10993 in particular is extremely important when it comes to material safety. This standard ensures that our devices are made from materials that are safer than most baby products, including toys, clothes and even diapers. These devices are not simple consumer goods. They are designed to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions.
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