Heating pad for back pain

Back Pain Heating Pads: 8 Features to Look For, 6 to Avoid

back pain heating padWhen you were a child, did your mother ever fill up a hot water bottle, wrap it in a towel, and place it on your belly if you had a stomachache, or under your ankle if you’d taken a tumble? As an adult you may have continued to use the soothing warmth from a hot water bottle or a heating pad to take away back pain and muscle aches of all kinds …

Heat’s impact on pain is not imaginary. Studies show that heat receptors located at injury sites in your body can actually block chemical messengers that allow your body to detect pain. Researchers have, in fact, stated that heat “deactivates pain at the molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work.”

But if you’re a fan of your good-old heating pad or hot water bottle, you have to admit that it has a number of shortcomings, the most glaring one being that it only stays hot for a few minutes. Hot water bottles inevitably turn cold, and even if you keep your typical heating pad on for 30 minutes or more, the minute you turn it off, your skin turns cold and the pain slowly (or not so slowly) returns. This is because the heating is only skin deep, so while it certainly feels nice while it lasts, the real therapeutic effects are fleeting.

So while heat is truly one of the best pain-relief options out there, only certain types of heat will give you the significant, lasting relief you’re after.

This is because of a specific wavelength of light known as far-infrared rays (FIR). Unlike ultraviolet rays that are associated with sunburn and skin cancer, FIR is safe and will not burn your skin. What it will do is penetrate deep into your body, and while you cannot see FIR with your naked eye, you can feel it as a source of heat.

Many living creatures appreciate the heating effects of far-infrared rays. If you have pets, you know your dog or cat will seek out virtually any sliver of sunlight to lounge in … simply because it feels so intrinsically good.

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Sunbeam Sunbeam 901-900 Body Shaped Heating Pad,
Health and Beauty (Sunbeam)
  • Body shaped makes for ease of use
  • 5 heat settings
  • Selectable auto-off feature 2 hour or continuous on
  • Digital controller

I love heating pads

by NickDWolfwood2

I have very bad back pain because of a horseback riding accident when I was 12 and a very bad car accident when I was 17. I'm 19 now. when I have back pain I wrap the heating pad on on low setting and go to bed that way (I have a heating pad made specially for your back it Velcro's on so it stays put) I wake up with almost no back pain (but I usually still take an Ibuprofen in the AM) sorry you can;t find your heating pad I don't know what I would do if I ever lost mine or if it broke!!(it was slightly expensive!!) hope you feel better!!

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New campaign urges chronic back pain sufferers to get screened  — The Daily Telegraph
THREE weeks ago, Cameron Chung's back pain was so bad it took him two hours to get out of bed.

Back pain sufferer died after burning his buttocks in boiling-hot bath he took ..  — Daily Mail
Andrew Tomlinson, 44, suffered from chronic back pain and when medication failed to work - he tried hot baths in an attempt to ease the pain.

Sunbeam Sunbeam 732-500 King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology
Health and Beauty (Sunbeam)
  • UltraHeat Technology achieves highest temperature & maintains consistent heat for maximum relief
  • Slide controller with large switch is ideal for arthritis sufferers. Features 3 heat settings
  • Absorbent sponge included for moist heat therapy for deep, penetrating pain relief
  • Soft machine washable cover for easy care
  • King Size: 12 x 24 ; Color: Blue

Long-Distance Connections Help NJ Patients Manage Chronic Pain  — NJ Spotlight
He also emphasized the importance of behavioral health, noting a 2003 study which found that patients with chronic back pain benefited equally from back surgery and from psychological treatment. See Comments. Read more in Healthcare. Sponsors.

A workout with exercises for lower back pain
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Sunbeam Sunbeam 2013-912 XpressHeat Heating Pad, Extra Large (12" x 24")
Health and Beauty (Sunbeam)
  • Sunbeam XpressHeat technology lets you feel the heat in 30 seconds - for faster healing and pain relief
  • Integrated microplush cover is fully machine washable. Reversible design: Hunter Green / Camel colors
  • Digital LCD controller features 6 heat settings and adjustable auto-off feature, allowing you to customize your therapy between 2 hours or continuous on
  • The Extra Large pad is sized at 12 x 24 - perfect for relief on many different muscle groups
  • Moist Heat Option - for deep therapeutic therapy
Sunbeam Sunbeam 938-511 Microplush King Size Heating Pad with LED Controller
Health and Beauty (Sunbeam)
  • Integrated microplush cover features two soft fabrics: one side is Microplush for ultimate comfort, other side is SoftTouch for optimal heat.
  • Extra large size pad, measures at 12 x 24 , is great for many joints and muscle groups.
  • Customize your therapy with 4 personalized heat settings and automatic, 2-hour shut-off.
  • Moist heat option for deep penetrating relief.
  • The entire pad is machine-washable for easy care.
Sunbeam Sunbeam 730-811 Heating Pad plus Massage
Health and Beauty (Sunbeam)
  • Soothing warmth and vibration massage to help relief sore muscles and arthritis pain
  • Heat and massage functions are independently operated from the easy-to-use control
  • Automatic, 1 hour shut-off provides added convenience
  • Soft machine washable cover for easy care
  • Size: 12 x 12 ; Color: Navy Blue
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