Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Coping with Back Pain: Deep Freeze Cold Patch *Review*

For those of you who don't already know, I suffer from serious back pain caused by 3 slipped discs at the base of my spine. The discs have slipped one by one over the past three years, and according to my back specialist are likely to continue to do so. Eventually I will need spinal corrective surgery called spinal fusion, but until then I have to deal with the pain, and change my lifestyle in order to cope on a day to day basis.

How Do I Cope With the Pain?

First and foremost I have been concentrating on losing weight - although my specialist never mentioned my weight as a factor, common sense tells me that the lighter I am surely the easier it will be to get around, and the less pressure I'll put on my spine.

Secondly, I have learnt what jobs to avoid around the house - anything that involves very repetitive movements such as hoovering, and anything that involves bending and crouching for long periods - i.e cleaning the bathrooms/washing floors. Although not doing these jobs aren't exactly a bad thing, it is frustrating to not be in control of getting my house cleaned and having to rely on and remind my husband to fit those bigger jobs in once a week (if I'm lucky!).

I exercise regularly - from walking to cross training I ensure I keep active - I do not want to seize up completely, and I have noticed that the cross training has definitely helped build my strength, helping to relieve my back pain. 

I take pain killers. I've had very bad experiences with opiate based pain killers in the past (you can read about my bad withdrawal from Tramadol here) and so because of that I choose to avoid all very strong pain killers. I stick now to a concoction of regular paracetemol and ibuprofen when the pain is particularly bad. 

I understand my limitations and don't take any risks. This has been hard to get used to - but I've had to accept that there are things I will just never be able to do because of my back such as very high impact sport and exercise. I have learnt to say no to things that I know will cause me unnecessary pain. 

I use holistic methods to ease my pain - such as a microwavable hot wheat bag, gels, sprays, muscle relaxing bubble bath and recently Deep Freeze cold patches. 


I was recently asked if I'd like to try out some cooling patches to help with pain relief. I am always looking for something that will help ease my daily back pain, so I jumped at the chance to give these a go.

The patches come individually wrapped and are self adhesive - they stick directly onto your skin at the point of pain, and the cooling effects can last up to 3 hours. You can use up to 4 patches one after the other in the same spot, if necessary.


"Deep Freeze Patch works like ice by cooling the affected or swollen area. Cooling therapy for muscle and joint injuries is well established and recommended by sports physiotherapists. Prompt cooling has been shown to effectively reduce pain and may help in the healing of minor injuries. Coolingtherapy can also be used to soothe tense, tired or sore muscles and joints. Deep Freeze Patch is convenient and easy to use, is placed directly onto the skin and can be used under clothing." (Deep Freeze packaging)


I've been using these patches on and off for a few months now, and I really like the cooling effect they give. They have been especially good for me when I have slightly overdone it after a long long walk, or cross training session and I am paying for it with bad back pain afterwards.

The cold gel patches are so cold on contact, which provides instant relief, and then a cool, tingly sensation begins, and lasts for around three hours. The patches have a really lovely smell - they contain a mixture of aloe vera and menthol which also help to soothe any pain you have. The
 menthol, aloe vera and water sit in a hydrogel layer which slowly evaporates to produce prolonged cooling relief for up to three hours.

I have learnt over time that there is no miracle product or remedy out there for me; until my discs have been fused with surgery I will always suffer from pain. What I can seek out, however, is temporary relief. I have found that these patches certainly help to soothe my pain, even if it is just for a short while.

wearing a Deep Freeze Cold Patch to soothe a sore back

You can purchase Deep Freeze products online here or they are also available from Asda, Boots, Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Superdrug, Tesco and independent pharmacies nationwide.

The Deep Freeze Cold Patches retail at
 £1.55 for a single patch and £5.10 for a pack of four patches. 


Do you suffer from any ongoing pain?

How do you cope?

Mrs B


Disclaimer: I was sent 12 Deep Freeze Patches for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions used in this post are my own.


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