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Heating Pad For Back Pain
Can prolonged use of an electric heating pad cause internal damage, particularly to the kidneys? I have been using an electric heating pad for chronic back pain nightly for 2 years+ 2-4hours at 113f-130f. I am concerned about possible internal damage, es
I tried tylenol sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?
Hard to say but...: This is hard to answer without more details or even without examining you, but it would be totally safe to add 2 cups of epson salts to your hot bath to get magnesium into your body, which often helps. Consider seeing a physical therapist and/or good osteopath (who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://bit.Ly/1kgd0xp) or good chiropractor. Acupuncture can help as well. Consider prenatal yoga. ...Read more
My wife sleeps all night with a heating pad to take care of her back pain. 1 month already with a heating pad at night. Is it really useful?
Maybe: Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had severe lower back pain for three days now and i'm using a heating pad, it seems to help, what else can I do?
Depends on cause: Most common cause of back pain is from lumbar strain which can be treated conservatively as you are doing. If the pain continues or is severe, you should get an evaluation by a healthcare professional. The treatment ultimately depends on the cause of your back pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad , but I have icy hot. Will it help?
What could cause lower back pain thats worse on the right side and also causes pain towards the hip area? Icy hot and heating pad no help.
Back pain: Many possible causes as simple as a back strain or as much complicated ones such as spine patology of the lumbar spine produced by degenerative disc disease, arthitis of the facet joints, bulging disc, spondylolysthesis with or without spondylolysis, olso extra articular spine pathology such as kidney pathology:kidney stones, enlarged kidneys and olso diseases of the vessels such as dilatation of the a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mid right of back pain. Feels like deep pressure & sharp pain- stabbing worsening when I breathe. Took Motrin & using Heating pad for 2 hrs now?
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