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Heat pads use daily basis

HI, I have bad upper back pain and lower back pain caused by Myofacials pains. Nothing works except heat pads, so I have been using disposable heat pads and electronic heat pads on a daily basis. I could not go out without a disposable heat pads I will be too painful for me.

Just want to find out is there anyone out there like me who rely on heating pads on a daily and constantly basis? How long have you been suing it?


  • Plus rice bags. I heat those up in microwave for neck or back or where ever I need it. All my muscles seem to go into spasm when I lay down.

    Some times I lay on massage pad an it help the spasms. But I use heat more than anything.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    can be your best friend.
    I alternate, generally mornings I go for heat, afternoons - Ice and heat in the evenings..

    However, right after surgery, your doctor may tell you no heat for a couple of days (mostly by the incision area)

    If you do use heat, the microwavable type, here this word of caution . Do not lie directly on top of that heat source. The heat can get trapped where no place to go. One time, I laid on one of those microwavable rice bags. I had a sweatshirt on, went to bed laying on the heat. I woke up the next morning with a 3rd degree burn. Eventually, to prevent an infection, they dug out the burnt eschar and a plastic surgeon closed the hole by cutting some surrounding skip, then making a flap. Sounds crazy, but just beware
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Thermacare heat wraps have been saving me at work..right now it's my upper back...It keeps the muscles from getting too painful..and yes, I will wear them daily until I don't have to...whatever gets me through the day!
  • deltalady, thanks for letting me know that I am not alone. Do you use it daily to work? How long has you been using it? I have use it for about 1 yrs now. At home do you use electric heat pad too?
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