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noclue 08-29-2012 02:43 PM

Theramed Back cold/hot pack
I messed up my back this morning at the gym. I was wondering if anyone has tried the thermed back cold/hot pack? It looks like it could be used many times and it is about $30 on amazon. I just want something that will either stay hot or cold for a long period of time. Or what can you recommend that you have tried?

MC 08-29-2012 03:47 PM

I have a very bad back (2 herniated discs and one bulging disc). My doctor and PT are against heat on a back bad. Instead, they insist on cold only.

I have those flat, rectangular cooler packs for lunches. I strap those to my back with an adjustable back-brace I inherited. Works well and is infinitely cheaper in the long run.

Also, the Thera Cold pad looks to be $19.99 on

philcardo8 08-29-2012 09:00 PM

I have a pack that you can heat up or stick in the freezer. Got mine several years ago from LTD. I have used it so many times and it works great. I would look else where though and see about getting it cheaper. I believe mine was under $10.

Shorts 08-30-2012 10:00 AM

Cold only for your back!! 20 minutes on 1 hour off.

Any kind of cold pack will work, if you need to keep it in place I found the ace bandage used as a wrap works well!

Jesda 08-31-2012 02:46 PM

I would suggest ebay. You can often find things on ebay that are much cheaper than amazon.

tomlifts 09-03-2012 11:59 AM

My wife got a gift from one of her students several years ago that was filled with rice. Just a towel that was sewed with rice in it. You can either heat it or place in the freezer. This would be a much cheaper option for you.

relix 09-04-2012 06:28 PM

I have one that has corn in it like is described above. I have never used it for cold but have microwaved it.

mikethemighty 09-08-2012 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by relix (Post 273836)
I have one that has corn in it like is described above. I have never used it for cold but have microwaved it.

Doesn't that make your microwave smell? Or does the corn burn? You would think that it would.

crashed 09-09-2012 02:18 PM

I have used wet towels placed in the freezer then laid on my back. They work in a pinch.

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