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Suffering from Back Pain? A Weighted Blanket Can Help!


Some back pain is sharp and unexpected while other pain is dull and aching. Both types of pain make it incredibly difficult to want to do anything. Sitting or standing for long hours at work can take an incredible toll. Planning weekend activities don’t feel right since you won’t know if your back pain will be too great to enjoy anything. Back pain is limiting, and it may seem like pain killers are one of your only options.

Sometimes though, pain killers just don’t cut it and the pain increases or continues. If you are suffering from back pain and no over the counter remedies seem to work, a weighted blanket may the solution you need. A weighted blanket for pain relief uses proven medical science to reduce pain. No one needs to suffer needlessly when back pain relief is just an order away. 

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What is back pain?

Back pain is a sharp, sudden pain or dull, continuous ache that inhibits your ability to use your back muscles without pain. If you’ve ever had to wince or continuously rub a section of your back, you’ve experienced back pain. Back pain can occur in one section of the back, or it can affect every muscle group in your back.

Regardless if the pain is sharp or dull, discomfort quickly follows. To identify if you have back pain, take note of any pain in your back that forms and worsens during strenuous and non-strenuous activities like moving large objects or picking items up off the ground.  

Unfortunately, back pain is a major epidemic and one of the reasons many people have routine hospital visits. The discomfort is just too great to bear. Back pain is also one of the most common reasons employees utilize their sick or personal days.

For those who can grit their teeth and work through the pain, many find relief in reclining back and allows the back muscles to rest. However, not everyone works in an office, so it may be hard to find a reclining chair. For those who have severe pain, it may be necessary to lay down, which can be difficult to do during the workday without getting in trouble with your boss. 

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be the result of many different issues. An obvious cause includes physical activity such as lifting heavy objects and participating in sports. If the incorrect form is used to lift objects, muscles in your can back be strained and even torn. Even if you manage to avoid straining the muscles, your back may experience alike ache because you were incredibly close to serious injury.

Sports create an environment where back injuries are possible from the result of being tackled or hit during a game. Proper protection gear and high concentration on the game are key to limited back injuries. Less obvious causes that may come to mind are medical conditions that may or may not directly related to back muscles, such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

Unfortunately, back pain may simply come from old age due to lack of exercise and proper nutrition. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to reducing the likelihood of developing back pain in your senior years.  If you are adventurous and not safe in your younger days, it's possible to develop back pain later in life.

What is a weighted blanket for pain relief?

If you are suffering from back pain, it’s possible to experience back pain relief by using a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets are backed by research from trained medical professionals. The secret to the back pain relief provided by weighted blankets is deep pressure technology.

A weighted blanket provides consistent pressure across your back to reduce inflammation, and, in turn, reducing your pain and discomfort. A weighted blanket for pain relief is used for countless other benefits as well, such as a reduction in anxiety and night terrors, regulating sleep schedules, assisting children with autism, and much more!

What materials are in a weighted blanket? 

Namaste Blankets weighted blankets are made of the softest, organic cotton available on the market. They feel wonderful to curl up with, even during the most intense back pain. High-density glass balls are evenly dispersed and sewn into the blanket. These glass balls provide the necessary weight across your back that allows the deep pressure therapy to go into effect and provide the back pain relief you seek. 

How does deep pressure therapy provide back pain relief?

Deep pressure therapy from weighted blanks ground downs your body while feeling like a warm, soft hug. The areas the high-density glass balls are pushing down on activating deep pressure touch zones. When these areas are activated, your brain releases endorphins and serotonin while reducing the amount of cortisol. 

With this rush of hormones, your pain levels decrease. Endorphins are a natural pain reliever, which is why you feel great after a good workout or a long hike. With the increased serotonin, your mood is improved. When you feel happy, pain doesn’t usually feel as uncomfortable.

Since melatonin comes from serotonin, it’s easier to get to sleep at night. This helps keep your body’s systems in check and keep pain levels at a minimum. Since cortisol is decreased, the amount of stress in your body is lowered, which lets every system do its job effortlessly. 

How heavy should a weighted blanket be?

A weighted blanket for pain relief should be 10 to 12 percent of your body weight. A blanket that is too heavy may provide adverse effects, and a blanket that is too light may not provide any back pain relief at all. Blankets are available in individual and couples sizes.

Namaste Blankets weighted blankets fit nearly all bed sizes, from twin beds all the way to king beds. Use the chart below to determine how heavy your weighted blanket should be to help relieve your back pain.

Blanket weight (lbs)

Bodyweight (lbs) 

7lbs to 10lbs

70lbs to 100lbs

10lbs to 15lbs

100lbs to 150lbs

15lbs to 20lbs

150lbs to 200lbs

20lbs to 25lbs

200lbs to 250lbs

Get back pain relief now!

Namaste Blankets offers those suffering from back pain-free shipping and secure checkout so you can get your weighted blanket for pain relief quickly and safely. The back pain relief you seek is possible with a weighted blanket. Gone are the days of over-the-counter pain relievers that might work.

The proven deep pressure therapy provided by weighted blankets uses your body’s natural hormones to effectively reduce back pain. Don’t suffer another minute from unnecessary back pain. Order a weighted blanket get back to living life on your terms. 

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