Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > General Fitness & Health
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

General Fitness & Health Discuss general fitness. conditioning and health topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
noclue
Member
New Brawn
Points: 613, Level: 12 Points: 613, Level: 12 Points: 613, Level: 12
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 45
Reputation: 510
noclue has made some quality postsnoclue has made some quality postsnoclue has made some quality postsnoclue has made some quality postsnoclue has made some quality postsnoclue has made some quality posts
Default 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?
noclue is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
MC
Six Million Dollar Man
Max Brawn
Points: 10,643, Level: 68 Points: 10,643, Level: 68 Points: 10,643, Level: 68
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Legion of Doom
Posts: 2,208
Training Exp: 2-3
Training Type: General Fitness
Fav Exercise: Posing
Reputation: 87803
MC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beastMC is a lifting beast
Default

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 WalMart.com.
__________________
Complication makes it easy to explain failure.
MC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
philcardo8
Member
New Brawn
Points: 737, Level: 14 Points: 737, Level: 14 Points: 737, Level: 14
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 39
Reputation: 760
philcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality postsphilcardo8 has made some quality posts
Default

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.
philcardo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
Shorts
Hulk Smash!
Max Brawn
Points: 3,912, Level: 39 Points: 3,912, Level: 39 Points: 3,912, Level: 39
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
Shorts's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 911
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: FOOD, nom nom
Reputation: 49225
Shorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machineShorts is a lifting machine
Default

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!
__________________

Class I Total @ 198: 525/335/600 (1460)

"No citizen has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.... What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
-Socrates
Shorts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
Jesda
Senior Member
Uber Brawn
Points: 1,839, Level: 25 Points: 1,839, Level: 25 Points: 1,839, Level: 25
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 282
Reputation: 3260
Jesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good postsJesda has made some very good posts
Default

I would suggest ebay. You can often find things on ebay that are much cheaper than amazon.
Jesda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
tomlifts
Junior Member
New Brawn
Points: 58, Level: 1 Points: 58, Level: 1 Points: 58, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
Reputation: 10
tomlifts is off to a bad start
Default

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.
tomlifts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
relix
Junior Member
New Brawn
Points: 89, Level: 1 Points: 89, Level: 1 Points: 89, Level: 1
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 19
Reputation: 10
relix is off to a bad start
Default

I have one that has corn in it like is described above. I have never used it for cold but have microwaved it.
relix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
mikethemighty
Member
Brawn
Points: 695, Level: 13 Points: 695, Level: 13 Points: 695, Level: 13
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 69
Reputation: 510
mikethemighty has made some quality postsmikethemighty has made some quality postsmikethemighty has made some quality postsmikethemighty has made some quality postsmikethemighty has made some quality postsmikethemighty has made some quality posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by relix View Post
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.
mikethemighty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #9
crashed
Junior Member
New Brawn
Points: 85, Level: 1 Points: 85, Level: 1 Points: 85, Level: 1
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Reputation: 10
crashed is off to a bad start
Default

I have used wet towels placed in the freezer then laid on my back. They work in a pinch.
crashed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
back, cold or hot, pack, theramed


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Six Pack Bro? BendtheBar General Board 4 07-24-2012 03:22 AM
Cold Season is here MSmith General Fitness & Health 12 04-23-2012 05:30 PM
6 pack abs 8pack Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 16 01-30-2012 08:42 PM
6-pack abs, LOL 5kgLifter General Board 8 02-15-2011 10:41 AM
Pack A Bag Dork McSchlorp General Board 0 12-09-2009 04:12 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.