Biofreeze Gel: The Effects of Cold Therapy on Pain

Modern times, modern health problems. The perfect example for this would be the impact of technology on our lifestyles today, and the back pain issues as a consequence. Yes, as sad as it might sound, about 70 to 90% of Australians experience back pain at one point in their lives, and the sedentary lifestyles we tend to lead today certainly have their influence.

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The back pain can differ, from mild to severe, from occasional to chronic, and there are many methods that are used to treat it, whether it’s medication, in the form of painkillers, yoga, meditation, massage, and of course, the affordable, and DIY methods known as applying ice.

The thought of applying ice on the back can be terrifying for some people, and it needn’t be so, considering the cooling effects can be achieved thanks to the biofreeze pain relieving gel, or so called topical pain reliever.


Created from herbal extracts (such as the Ilex paraguariensis), and menthol, with the addition of glycerine, methylparaben, isopropyl alcohol, silicon dioxide, and water among the main ingredients, the biofreeze gel was created to provide muscle and joint relief with the help of menthol’s natural cooling effects.

This is the sort of gel, recommended to be used up to three or four times a day, rubbing a thin gel layer on the affected area, known for being therapeutic as it can penetrate the skin quickly, soothing the discomfort. The way cold therapy (also called cryotherapy) works is through decreasing the blood flow of the affected pain area, while at the same time increasing the circulation in the skin.

The biofreezing gel has this in common with ice, though unlike it, it’s almost twice as powerful, it doesn’t cause stiffness, and numbness. Also, as opposed to painkillers, the gel isn’t addictive, there’s no drug interaction upon applying it, and there are low levels of toxicity.

It’s good to mention back pain isn’t the only discomfort that this gel provides relief for; it does so too with pain in waist, neck, shoulders, knees, elbows, hips, and ankles. People experiencing discomfort from sore muscles, sprains, strains, and bruises after workouts could also make use of it, as well as people suffering from arthritis and tendinitis pain.

This type of therapy is most efficient when combined with professional health treatments, as those provided by massage therapists, and chiropractors, so don’t hesitate to ask for professional advice, acquire the relieving gel, and start living a life without pain and discomfort.