This site and the Heat Treat Backpack System is the result of work donated by many highly skilled people dedicated to bringing you this most important information about back pain and neck pain and it's relief. Many of these people are current users of the backpack – who are still donating their time to help with this website to ensure that the important information on the site and the Heat Treat Backpack gets out to the public so no more people find themselves suffering from chronic back and neck pain.
But, the driving force behind everything is the inventor of the Heat Treat Backpack System, and owner of the company, Susan Carter. Heat Treat is a small, family owned and run business with support of many dedicated, skilled people working in the background. Almost everyone involved lives on our small, beautiful little island of Gabriola. The business is run almost exclusively using Internet and computer technology.
It is our goal to ensure that people with back and neck pain have the most up-to-date, and truthful information about how to actually treat and manage the back and neck pain they are experiencing. But, even more importantly, we want those people to, also, purchase and use our unique Backpack as a first-line defense for their pain and inflammation treatments.
Because it really works. Even more importantly, from the standpoint of everyone's long-term health - our treatment Pack can help achieve relief from pain with the need for less and possibly no dangerous drugs. Everyone involved with the Heat Treat Backpack System Company all know that the combination of using our Backpack and the information we are making available on our website can help to ensure that what happened to the inventor of the Backpack and to millions of other just like her, need not happen to anyone else.
Beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
The Inventors Personal History:
Susan has lived with Chronic Pain for nearly 40 years. Her original injury was due to 2 relatively minor rear-end car crashes in which she suffered fairly minor whip-lash injuries. In her late 20s, a strong, healthy, athletic individual who owned and ran her own company, she jumped through all the orthodox medical hoops for years. The more her pain increased – the more she was dismissed by the specialists.
However, the real damage had been done many, years ago as she followed information given by medical model physicians and took the drugs they prescribed. As the years went by she watched as her neck pain turned into widespread degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes II and advanced kidney disease.
She began to read and research everything she could find about back pain, back pain conditions, and their treatments.
At first, even information on the Internet was very sketchy – but over the past 10 years more and more forward thinking medical and natural model professionals began to make "hidden" information available because they believed that people had a right to know that the current treatment processes were inadequate at best and self-serving to the entire orthodox medical establishment at the least.
||Susan Carter in 2002|
How our Site and Product Came To Be:
7 years ago was a major turning point. Discovery of Susans undiagnosed Diabetic condition and the major failing of her kidneys saw her specialist remove all the medications she had been on for years, all of which had made a major contribution to her kidney failure. The removal of her anti-inflammatory and (always inadequate) pain medication soon put her on permanent disability. Not knowing what else to do she asked to see a new neurological surgeon to see if any further surgery could possibly be the answer to resolving her 24/7 pain.
He was a young, forward thinking doctor, who had taken additional training in Pain Management. What he said was "he could make a substantial dent in his mortgage payment if he performed surgery on her, but there was too much damage to be remotely successful in relieving her pain." He told her he would speak to her doctor and recommend she try a combination of drugs he said were quite successful in treating Chronic Pain conditions. He told her she could increase her pain relief and control by using heat, or a combination of cold and heat treatments. Susan told him she had been using heat – lots of it - for hours every day and it only seemed to help while she was using the heat. It was tying her to her chair or her bed.
Then came a turning point that ultimately led to the development of the Heat Treat Backpack - he asked what her heat source was and when she told him it was a heating pad. He told her, under no condition should she ever be using heat across her whole back. She needed to leave the heat off her spine. He told her this type of treatment had simply hastened her degenerative process by perpetuating inflammation in and around her spine.
Concerned about how was she supposed to do that, easily and comfortably, when she could hardly move most of the time – she decided to go to see a Chiropractor again. Her new Doctor of Chiropractic also suggested a home self-care system of cold/heat treatments, with specifics of exactly how to use this combination – cold anywhere she felt was inflamed (and he told her she had a great deal of inflammation in and around her spine) – BUT the heat was not to be applied anywhere near the spine because it made the inflammation worse.
Development of the Heat Treat Backpack came after finding that no product on the market would allow anyone to perform this type of treatment with any ease or comfort. Susan designed and began to use the first model of the Backpack. Much to her surprise – it not only relieved her pain, as heat is known to do, but within days she
was able to move more freely, for longer periods of time. Using her Pack just before her Chiropractic adjustments, she also found the adjustments easier and lasted longer. Friends with their own unique back pain problems asked to use her pack. She made a few more packs for them and when no one would give them back she thought about making them available to everyone with back pain.
It was around this same time that her research was beginning to show why and how the normal forms of treatment for back and neck pain would contribute to a persons long-term pain, and the disease of pain (Maldynia). Studies had conclusively demonstrated why medications, normally given, lead to severe body and organ dysfunctions that ultimately lead to other more progressive pain conditions and deteriorating health conditions and diseases. Back and neck pain was not just caused by the "normal" conditions looked for. There were dozens of reasons people suffer with back and neck pain, but "normally" none of these were ever considered. Therefore, in most cases the medical model would attempt to "slot" people into the normal back pain categories. In far too many cases the treatment was not only unsuccessful, but ended up creating more pain.
The End Result?:
Once Susan had a hold on the information from these studies, just making the Backpack available to help relieve other peoples back pain was no longer good enough. It was also imperative to inform people with the truth about back pain, back pain treatments, the drugs used and why this whole system was so inadequate and dangerous to long-term health.
By now Susan had finished developing her Backpack. A number of professional people had come into Susan's circle with knowledge of the Backpack and her dream. Because the Backpack was of a totally unique design – able to do something so important for people in achieving back pain relief that no other product on the market could do, she was advised to patent her product and find a way to make both the product and the research information available to anyone who needed it.
That's what our site is all about. To provide you with information that will enable you to take charge of your personal treatment plan. To let you see the truth behind a normal medical model treatment plan. To also provide you with a patented thermal treatment Pack that works in harmony with this information and allows you to help control your pain – speed the healing of inflammation (extremely important) and to do this will less or no harmful drugs and with the peace of mind that this heat treatment will not create or worsen any inflammatory process in and around the delicate spinal nerve roots and joints.
We are pleased to have you visit our site and we hope that this information and treatment system will help you better manage your back or neck pain – and stay healthy while you do it.