Heating Pad is a soft pad that used for heating up particular parts of body. It is useful for reducing pain and warming. The localized application of heat on these parts of body causes an enhancement for the blood vessels of these areas.
There are many types of Heating Pad. It may be electrical or chemical pad. Also, hot water bottles are a kind of heating pads.
The 7 Best Heating Pads 2017 for Back Pain
What are the benefits of Heading Pad?
Heating pad is well known as a kind of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine). It is completely safe. There are no side effects (except particular cases). Basically, it is used for reducing pain.
Let’s take a quick overview about what you don’t know about the benefits of Heading Pad:
- Low Price:
Try to compare the price of heating pad with a single physiotherapy session. I don’t speak about the price of this session only but also the time waste of it. Heating pad is cost-effective and you can Do-It-Yourself while you are reading, listening or relaxing.
- The Diversity of Use:
A lot of people think that heating pad is only for back and this is a common mistake. You can use heating pad for any part of your body; knee, neck, shoulders, elbow, legs or even feet.
- A Quick Anti-Pain
The patients of osteoporosis, spondylolysis, disk herniation, or spine of the vertebra can use the heating pad to reduce the pain quickly. Whatever the type of heating pad you use, the result is quick and you will feel comfort once you use it on the painful part of your body.
- The Convenient Use:
Heating pad is soft, easy to carry, light and comfortable for using. This means you can take it anywhere, use it anytime and anywhere (it doesn’t require special preparations), and put it in any bag.
- It Improves The Overall Health:
Anyone can use heating pad, not only patients. It is not only for reducing pain. You can use if effectively to reduce sleep loss, nervousness and make you feel more triumph. Just try it with multiple uses and choose the most comfortable.
Sunbeam Heating Pad is a No. 1 Best Seller product. It features a new Arthritic Controller that gives more easiness in use. It is manufactured with the UltraHeat Technology that offers the highest temperature and maintains the maximum relief by consistent heat level.
Do you suffer from arthritis? It is ok. It is perfect for you with slide controller and large switch. The package includes absorbent sponge for moist heat therapy for deep, penetrating pain relief. Also, you can wash the cover.
Sunbeam 732-500 King Size Heating Pad got 4.2 stars of 3,323 Amazon customer reviews (63% of them are 5 stars).
It is the second Sunbeam and won’t be the last one in this article. It got a patent for the XpressHeat Technology that heats up the heating pad in only 30 seconds which is 3 times faster than the normal heating pads. The Sunbeam XpressHeat is designed for the maximum comfort for you.
It is flexible in heat levels with digital LCD controller and brilliant heat meter. Heat meter gets brighter as the pad heats up.
Sunbeam XpressHeat is Reversible design with integrated microplush cover which is fully machine washable. The digital LCD features 6 settings for adjusting the heat level and the continuity of use between 2 hours or continuous on.
Sunbeam XpressHeat Heating Pad got the rating of 4.3 stars of 7,376 Amazon customer reviews (71% are 5 stars reviews).
Battle Creek is basically designed for back pain therapy, arthritis, TMJ, inflammation of jounts, muscle spasms, and rheumatic pain. Battle Creek produces moisture automatically without water. It produces moisture for 20-30 minutes. Battle Creek gets moisture from the humidity in the air. It is better for deep tissue therapy.
It is one of the easy use heating pads. So, you will feel comfortable using it. It is perfect for curing the muscle spasms whatever the reason (hard training or strain).
Battle Creek Heating Pad gets the rank #28 in Heating Pads on Amazon. Also, it got the rating of 4.3 stars of 558 Amazon customer reviews (75% of them are 5 stars).
BodyMed Heating Pad is well designed for athletes. With easy-to-read LCD controls you can adjust treatment temperature and suitable time for heating. Also, it has a lockout system that guards you from the overheating that may unintended happen.
Like the previous heating pad, BodyMed produces moisture from humidity in the air (Water not required). You can use it for multiple areas of body plus it is available in 4 different sizes. (The package includes a soft fleece cover and instruction manual). It has a flexible shut-off that can be set in one-minute increments up to 60 minutes.
BodyMed Heating Pad got 4.1 stars of 1,302 Amazon customer reviews (63% of them are 5 stars).
Chattanooga Theratherm is the #13 products in heating pads and had been bought by more than 1,000 satisfied customers. It is made in USA.
It provides temporary relief from pains associated with muscles spasm, inflammation and arthritis that is causes by tension or strain.
Chattanooga works without water. It draws moisture from the humidity of the air. Moisture and heating pad temperature are going side by side up and down. Chattanooga is easy to use and program for both heating level and treatment time.
It is intended to use for shoulder, back, stomach, wrist, knee or even foot. Don’t worry about the overheating because Chattanooga has a lockout mode that protects you against unintended high degrees.
Chattanooga got 4.2 stars of 1,028 Amazon customer reviews (67% are 5 stars).
It is the first – and the last in fact – infrared heating pad in this list. UTK is universal 90-250V electric use. This means wherever you are, you can use it without special settings or cable changes. You only have to adjust the power source.
Its controller is digital and multi-function for both temperature and time. It is safe and long-lasting heating pad. Also, it is deep penetrating therapeutic heat and no exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
UTK is not common heating pad but still a good choice. UTK Heating Pad got 4.4 stars of Amazon customer reviews (70% of them are 5 stars).
It is the last Sunbeam and the last heating pad today. OK, it is different little bit comparing with the previous types of heating pads. You can wrap it around the pain site and enjoy the temporary relief of heating pad. It has a removable hot and cold gel pack for mobile therapy.
It is washable heating pad. It is flexible and comfortable. It has the body shape design that helps you in wearing like clothes.
Sunbeam Body Shaped Heating Pad got 4.1 stars of 289 Amazon customer reviews (58% of them are 5 stars).
Well, I finished. Now, you can choose the suitable heating pad of our opinion of the 7 best heating pads. If you know another type that you recommended please, add more value to this article.
1 – Hot water bottle
2 – Ice pack