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Back heating pad advice

Started by scarlettsdad on 04/03/2010 6:45pm

I've had a two level lumbar fusion but sitting will always continue to be a problem for me. I'm much more comfortable with heat on my lower back and thighs using a back heating pad but the massage motors press uncomfortably into the most painful points and adjusting them to less painful spots puts my spine in poor posture. I don't need a massager, just the heat. Anyone know of any back heating pads that DON'T have massage motors in them? Thanks!

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i dont know if just a heating pad would be the right size. But you can check them out at WalMart in the drug section. you might be able to use two.

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The heating pad provides safe effective relief of chronic back pain and arthritis. 4 heat settings maintains consistent heat for greater comfort. Air conditioning London

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I have whats called a T/Pump Classic from Gaymar Industries in Orchard Park, NY. It works great but I'm addicted to it and spend way too much time on it. Let me know if you need further information.

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hi i just have a basic walgrens pad, and im addicted to my pad as well asthe other post stated. iam looking into back chairs, does anyone know do hey help for pain, comfort etc.

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I picked up a Sunbeam at KMart last week and it have H-M-L buttons, and it is extra large and wide. It cost about $25, but is worth every cent.

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What I don't like is that most newer heating pads now have "automatic shut of", which turns the pad heat off after about 40 minutes. My old pad worked all night (on low, and covered with a bath towel to protect my skin). I don't think that they even make this type anymore. It is probably because someone didn't follow it's instructions, and got hurt somehow. I wish that the pads had a switch that allows you to turn the "automatic shut off" on and off. I think it should be something like radios have. You can either leave them on, or switch over to "snooze" mode which turns the radio off after about 1/2 an hour (in case you fall asleep). If you are still listening and awake, you just press the "snooze" button for another 1/2 hour of time. After all, turning the pad on several times each time that you use it ,will quickly wear out the plastic switch. And this could make it dangerous as a possible fire hazard if the switch gets worn out, and you continue to use the pad. You will have to replace the new pads more often - which will cost us all, as they aren't usually covered by health insurance. Is this "Planned Obsolescence"?

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Just when my back starts to feel better, the heating pad turns off. Then I have to roll over and reach down and turn it back on which hurts my back. Then after a while it feels better, then the damn pad turns off and I have to reach down and turn it back on, which causes my back to hurt. Then it feels better until I have to........ well you get the idea. Sometimes I worry that it turned off, so I check it and it was still on, so now I'm really pissed because it didn't turn off.

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