Different Types of Heat Pads for Back Pain

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Not all heat pads for back pain are created equal. Each one uses different materials, heating elements and processes to provide heat for pain relief. Hence, its efficacy and effectiveness vary. There are so many heat pads and thermal wraps available in the market and online that choosing the best one can be confusing.
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heat for pain relief, Microwaveable Heat Pads, Air Activated Heat Pads, Moist Heat Pads, Far Infrared Ray (FIR)Heat Therapy Wrap, infrared heat therapy, effective pain relief
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Different Types of Heat Pads for Back Pain

  1. 1. Different Types of Heat Pads for Back Pain<br />Not all heat pads for back pain are created equal. Each one uses different materials, heating elements and processes to provide heat for pain relief. Hence, its efficacy and effectiveness vary. There are so many heat pads and thermal wraps available in the market and online that choosing the best one can be confusing. The following are different types of heat pads for back pain; its pros, cons and benefits. <br />For fast and effective pain relief, use FIRheat’s Infrared Heat Therapy<br /><ul><li>Microwaveable Heat Pads </li></ul>Made of flannel fabrics and grains, microwaveable heat pads are home remedies for back pain. Aromatic scents may be added to these pads to optimize its soothing therapeutic effect. This type of pad, however, forms molds when it gets wet and may ignite while being heated in the oven. They must be used with caution and care.<br />Air Activated Heat Pads<br />This type of heat pad is made of charcoal, salt and iron powder that reacts to oxygen once the pouch is opened. Heat energy is released and will increase 30 minutes after it is applied to the skin. Air activated pads are convenient to use because no heating device is needed for it to work. It is drug-free and portable so it can be brought around anywhere. The downside, however, is it can be a bit pricey with each pad costing $3 to $5 per use. Be wary of old stocks because they do not heat up as effectively once kept on the shelf for some time. <br />Moist Heat Pads<br />Commonly used by Physical Therapists, moist heat pads effectively transfer heat into the body. This is normally applied in large areas such as the back or spine. It however fails to provide soothing heat to smaller areas of the body that are often afflicted by chronic pain such as the ankle, wrist and elbows. Patients also complain about the moist heat pads slipping off and not staying in place. <br /><ul><li>Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Heat Therapy Wrap</li></ul>Unlike conventional forms of heat therapy, Far Infrared Ray heat wraps are more effective for pain relief because of its deep heat penetrating property. Other thermal pads only heat the skin’s surface but FIR heat reaches the muscles and bones, providing gentle warmth while speeding up the body’s healing process. It also stays in place because these wraps by FIRheat, the leading innovator of FIR technology, are constructed with 3-D tailoring and outfitted with a Velcro lock for a comfortable fit. The heating element produces even heat, greatly reducing the risk of burns.<br />For more information about Far Infrared Rays, just click the link provided.<br />As mentioned earlier, not all heat pads are created equal. It takes a wise patient and a sensible buyer to select the best among everything available in the market. <br />

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