The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. As such, it is also very susceptible to pain and damage. This damage can be caused by anything as simple as a back injury. Unfortunately, back injuries often lead to a condition known as Sciatica, which can cause severe pain, numbness, and other unpleasant symptoms that can travel from the back and hips, through to the buttocks, and down the legs.
This pain in your Sciatic nerve can sometimes reach the point where living your normal, everyday life becomes an impossibility. Painkillers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen are what patients often reach for first, only to realize they are of limited help and do not address the underlying problem. Medical professionals recognize that masking the pain does nothing to help Sciatica, and that further pain and additional strain is more likely to occur after initially masking the pain with drugs. Most common over-the-counter painkillers, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, are known to interfere with the clotting of blood and can actually interfere with the healing process. Fortunately, King Brand® has a solution for your back problems. This solution is the ColdCure® and BFST® Back/Hip Wraps.
If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.
Start with the ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap to relieve the pain and reduce any inflammation and swelling. Use the ColdCure® Wrap in cycles of 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for as long as is needed. Continue doing ColdCure® treatments until any external swelling is gone and the pain has been reduced.
You can start using the BFST® Back/Hip Wrap once the visible swelling is gone. The BFST® Wrap will work to promote blood flow to the affected area of your back, deep below the skin. This will help improve your circulation and aid in restoring your mobility. You may want to start with treatments that are only 5-10 minutes in length to see how your body reacts. If you still have a lot of internal inflammation, treatments may be quite hot, which means you should go back to using the ColdCure® Wrap. If your body responds well to the 5-10 minute BFST® treatments, you can start doing treatments for the full 20 minutes. Try doing 3-4 BFST® treatments every day.
For dealing with Sciatica, nothing works better than cold and compression, which is exactly what the ColdCure® Back Wrap provides.
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 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 swelling. Our ColdCure® technology is a huge improvement on regular ice packs.
The ColdCure® Back Wrap comes with
3 swappable cold packs that contain our unique XC RigiGel® formula. XC RigiGel® is firm yet flexible, so it conforms to your back comfortably, without moving out of place. It's not watery or mushy like other gel formulas. This means the gel holds its form and doesn't flow away from the painful area, even under heavy pressure for long periods of time. The gel packs are inserted inside the wrap one at a time so you can have one inside the wrap during treatment, and the other two charging in the freezer. This will allow you to keep your therapy going throughout the day, for as long as you need the relief. Do your ColdCure® treatments in cycles of 20 minutes of use followed by 20 minutes of rest.
Sciatica can cause a reliance on painkillers because of how painful and debilitating it can be. 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 shots are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not address the underlying cause of your Sciatica and they come with a variety of risks and side effects.
Painkillers only mask the pain, making you completely unaware of any further aggravation you could be causing your back during physical activity. If you need to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you're resting. You can take painkillers to help you sleep at night if you find the pain disruptive. Just make sure you don't take them if you're planning on being active, because this can lead to permanent damage.
Avoid the dangers of painkillers. Use a ColdCure® Wrap from King Brand®. The ColdCure® Back/Hip Wrap is a safe, effective alternative to painkillers. It also does a superior job of relieving the pain that comes with Sciatica. Not only are they better at relieving the pain, ColdCure® Wraps also work faster than painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to start working, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you apply the wrap to the painful area.
If you are looking for mega coverage of your Sciatica, the ColdCure® Large Body Wrap provides exactly that. With a cold treatment area that's greater than 15"x15", you can almost treat your entire back. This Wrap is ideal to wear around the home and can be laid on or rested against while sitting on a couch or chair. The Large Body Wrap is like the Back Wrap, but much larger. It comes with 2 huge gel packs that offer amazing coverage and cooling power.
The ColdCure® Large Body Wrap is guaranteed to fit comfortably on anyone with a waist measuring between 22" and 44". For people whose waist measures above 44", we have extensions that can be attached to your Wrap to achieve a perfect fit (we recommend the purchase of 2 Accessory Straps for use with the Large Body Wrap).
The Accessory Strap can provide a more customized fit for the BFST® and ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps. The strap provides up to 11+ inches of extension so you can use as much or as little extension as you need. We all come in different shapes and sizes and this strap will allow you to increase the size of your Back Wrap to achieve the best possible fit and treatment. Just attach one end of the Accessory Strap to one of the Back Wrap straps and pull it around your front. Attach the other end of the Accessory Strap to the other Back Wrap strap. Adjust to your desired fit.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the affected area while you are at rest. This is very important because while at rest, an untreated case of Sciatica can result in seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that will help restore your movement, so adequate blood flow is required for your symptoms to be relieved.
BFST® treatments are very pleasant and relaxing. People often notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep within the treatment area 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 irritation. This is very important if you want to prevent the symptoms from returning. That's why we recommend you continue wearing your BFST® Back/Hip 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.
You don't have to suffer. You don't have to wait. You can get your mobility back. You simply need the right treatment. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) Wraps bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood flow to the affected area, helping to improve your blood flow circulation.
The BFST® Back/Hip Wrap is designed to promote additional blood flow in the affected area while you are at rest. Normally, when you're suffering from Sciatica, blood flow in the affected area will be significantly restricted. Physical activity will stimulate blood flow, but when you have Sciatica, this can cause further pain and aggravation. With a King Brand® BFST® Back/Hip Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the affected area while you are at rest. With improved circulation and without physical activity and the risk of a worsened condition, you can recover from your Sciatica pain surprisingly quickly.
When you entered our site, a ColdCure® Back/Hip medical device, a BFST® Back/Hip 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 relieve the pain, get your mobility back, and provide your tissue with extra support. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about Sciatica Treatment by exploring our site. You can find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
At King Brand®, we truly care about your recovery. That's why our customers receive the free professional consulting services of our King Brand® Advisors. One of our Advisors will contact you several days after your order has been delivered, to see how you're doing with the product(s) and to answer any questions you may have. Our Advisors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to BFST® and ColdCure® technology and treatments. They spend all day, every day helping people just like you. One of our Advisors 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 treatment advice or guidance.
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 Sciatica. The 3 inch wide Tape comes in both Beige and Black. 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. This is ideal for customizing the Tape to your back area. You can cut the Tape into a variety of lengths and sizes to achieve a completely unique application for your Sciatica. Each box contains 1 Continuous Roll of KB Support Tape that is 3 inches wide and 16 feet long.
The image to the left is only an example of a Sciatica taping application. We encourage you to try a variety of different taping applications for your Sciatica in order to find the one that works best for you. Remember to use the pain as a guide when taping. If you feel pain in a specific area of your back, buttocks or legs, apply the Tape there.
What sets KB Support Tape apart from the rest? It's medical tape, not athletic 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 safer materials than most baby products, including toys, clothes and even diapers. 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.
Combination Therapy means using the right product at the right time. This is much more effective than just using one product at all times because each product addresses a specific issue. You have ColdCure® to relieve your pain and swelling, BFST® to promote blood flow and accelerate healing, and KB Support Tape for protection and re-injury prevention, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Sciatica.
The BFST® Wrap is designed to accelerate healing. Use the BFST® Wrap when you don't have any inflammation or visible swelling, and pain is at a minimum. The most important treatments are first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. The treatment first thing in the morning will act as a "warm-up" for your back, and the treatment right before bed will help your circulation improve as you sleep.
Start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. Try to do a treatment every 4 hours, or before any type of physical activity that puts a strain on your back (sitting for long periods, standing for long periods, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow.
In order to help your body become accustomed to the increase in blood flow, you may want to start with BFST® treatments that are only
5-10 minutes in length. See how your body responds to the 5-10 minute treatments. If the treatments feel really hot or if you experience an increase in pain and/or swelling during or after the treatments, this means you still have internal inflammation and should go back to using ColdCure®. If your body responds well, you can start doing treatments for the full 20 minutes.
The ColdCure® is designed to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation. Use the ColdCure® Wrap any time you are experiencing visible swelling and/or significant pain. This could be immediately upon injury or during a flare-up of swelling and/or pain. ColdCure® does an amazing job of relieving pain -- some of our customers have described ColdCure® as "sucking the pain" right out of their body. ColdCure® treatments help to reduce any visible swelling you may see on the surface, as well as the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Do a ColdCure® treatment immediately after any physical activity to help reduce inflammation and prevent re-injury.
Wait 30-45 minutes after your ColdCure® treatment before following with a BFST® treatment. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again.
KB Support Tape is designed to provide tissue with extra support, and also helps prevent re-injury. KB Support Tape can be worn any time -- even during your BFST®* and ColdCure® treatments, but it is most important during physical activity. It provides additional support and protection, working to prevent re-injury.
*While the KB Support Tape can be worn during your BFST® treatments, you will lose a small amount of effectiveness due to the barrier the Tape creates. If you are taping and doing multiple BFST® treatments throughout the day, do your first treatment before the Tape is applied and your last treatment after the Tape has been removed at the end of the day.
ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps are FDA Registered Class I medical devices. These cold compression wraps are standard medical products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Cold and compression applied to a compressed or pinched nerve works to relieve the pain and reduces the risk of the pain returning. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long-term, permanent damage.
ColdCure® RigiGel® packs are much safer and more effective than ice and products that use gooey blue gel. Why? Because RigiGel® packs are like ice, but they stay at 32°F / 0°C. While they may start at about
-4°F / -20°C straight from the freezer, after a few minutes they will go to 32°F / 0°C and stay at 32°F / 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 out at -4°F / -20°C and rapidly go to
32°F / 0°C, but then they warm up quickly instead of staying in the safe, effective zone of 32°F / 0°C.
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 when it comes out of the freezer, leave it out for several minutes before inserting it inside the wrap. Once the pack is soft enough to bend, it's safe and ready to use for treatment.
We've improved on the RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation - standard of injury care by introducing RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression & Elevation. The problem with ice is that it can be dangerous. Ice can actually freeze your skin and numb your nerves, causing 'cold burns' and even permanent damage to your underlying tissue. RCCE® is the proper solution. You don't want to apply ice, you 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.
ColdCure® gel packs contain 3x more gel per lb than ordinary gel packs. This means maximum coverage of the painful area. When stored in the freezer, XC Gel® packs have 10x more cooling power than ordinary gel packs. This means faster relief of your pain and swelling. Bigger packs with more gel inside, plus superior cooling power means an overall better, more effective treatment.
ColdCure® Back/Hip gel packs are specifically designed to target the various areas where you may be experiencing Sciatica-related pain, including the back, buttocks, hips and legs. This ensures that the entire affected area receives an even distribution of cooling power. We don't just use one generic gel pack shape with all of our wraps. Each body part is uniquely shaped, which is why all of our gel packs are uniquely shaped too. ColdCure® Back/Hip Wraps are designed to treat a variety of back injuries and conditions, including Sciatica.
Ordinary gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® formula distributes the cold energy evenly throughout the pack, eliminating the potential for hot spots. When cold pressure is applied to a sore back, the gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the pack. The cold energy is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your back will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack, every time.
XC Gel® packs have two different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. They can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards or away from your back, as both sides have the same amazing XC RigiGel® formula benefits.
BFST® Back/Hip Wraps are FDA Registered Class II medical devices. They have been designed, manufactured and tested to very high standards of safety, quality and performance. They comply with hundreds of pages of standards and regulations that are in place to keep you safe and ensure treatment efficacy. Manufacturers of non-FDA Registered products can't say the same.
The BFST® (Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy®) Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin). Utilizing our proprietary Energy Web®, specially controlled and safe 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 the affected area of your back, accelerating the healing process.
Every BFST® Wrap comes with a 3 level power controller. Everyone should start their treatments at Level 1 and work their way through the levels gradually as their circulation improves. 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, you will notice a warming sensation deep within the treatment area. This is because, at first, your circulation is poor. The more treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. 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.
The Energy Web® of the BFST® Back/Hip device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap molds the Energy Web® to your back to ensure there is an even distribution of energy over the affected area. The wrap is opened and closed using the attached Velcro® straps. You can easily adjust the fit for your body shape.
BFST® Wraps are far superior to heating pads. Why? All a heating pad does is cause blood to pool at the surface of your skin, making it hot to the touch. BFST® Wraps work to actively improve blood flow circulation deep below the skin. Heating pads can't do this. There is a huge difference between a BFST® Wrap and a heating pad.
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