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Updated 18 March 2019

Do you suffer from neck or shoulder pain?

SPONSORED: ThermaCare® Heat patch for targeted pain relief

Neck pain can be caused from a variety of things, from everyday stress or sleeping in a strange position to muscle strain and worn joints.

ThermaCare® Neck & Shoulder Heat patch can help alleviate neck pain and get you back to the things you love.

The heat generated by the patented heat cells in our single-use patches are designed to penetrate deep into the muscle  tissue, increasing blood flow to the affected area, to relax sore and tight muscles.1,2,3

ThermaCare® Heat patches are clinically proven to provide up to 16 hours of pain relief. That’s 8 hours while you wear it and up to 8 hours after you take it off.4

Directions for use1,2 :

Once the packaging is opened and the heat patch is exposed to oxygen the heat cells will activate immediately. 

The heat cells will gradually increase in temperature and reach the desired therapeutic temperature of 40 degrees within 30 minutes.2,3 

The heat patch will keep this consistent low level temperature for 8 hours while you wear it. 

After 8 hours you can remove the patch and you will experience up to an additional 8 hours of pain relief.4

*For product information including warning, precautions, directions of use, refer to product packaging.

References:
1. Nadler SF, Weingand K, Kruse RJ. The physiologic basis and clinical applications of cryotherapy and thermotherapy for the pain practitioner. Pain Physician. 2004;7:395-39
2. Jacknowitz AJ, Carson DS, Nadler SF et al. New product bulletin on ThermaCare® Therapeutic HeatWraps. American Pharmaceutical Association. APhA 2011:1-1
3. Petrofsky JS, Laymon M, Berk L, Bains G. Effect of ThermaCare HeatWraps and Icy Hot Cream/Patches on Skin and Quadriceps Muscle Temperature and Blood Flow. Journal of chiropractic medicine. 2016 Mar 31;15(1):9-18. 4. Data on file. Claim ID: 3274

 
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