I am a pharmacist and suffer with lower back pain from standing all day. Thermotech is the best heating pad on the market (and believe me, I've tried many). The secret to real pain relief is MOIST heat. Cheap heating pads don't get hot enough and you have to keep rewetting a sponge inside the cover to get moist heat. This heating pad's cover uses the humidity in the in the air to provide moisture. Yes, it really works! I like the four temperature settings too depending on the type of clothing I'm wearing. Thermotech also makes this heating pad in a version for your upper back and shoulders that I also love. I started to order this heating pad from my drug supplier but decided to check Overstock first because they are rather expensive. I was shocked to find Overstock's price was half of what I could order it for. I'm so glad I checked. This is the only heating pad I recommend to my customers. You won't be disappointed.
Ten years ago, I was given a smaller version of this heating pad and my puppy chewed through the cord and I thought I could never replace it! Finding the same heating pad with the convienent removable flannel cover was a nice surprise. I wasted no time ordering it and then ordered one for my nieghbor who was visting and saw mine. She wanted one too! The length of the heating pad gives me relief from the end of my spine to my shoulders and neck. I use it almost every day for a past injury. I also use it to warm up my muscles and relax on a cool night. I love this heating pad and the price is very affordable, worth every penny if you have aches and pains!
I used this heating pad for the first time today. It was great....loved the settings so that you can control the temperature and the time it is on. Heats up quickly and beeps to let you know when it is turning itself off. Also the long electric cord is a plus. Thanks Overstock!!
This heating pad was a second thought for a dear friend of mine who suffers pain daily from a major back surgery she had many years ago,She has rods in her back and finds it almost impossible to get comfortable. I know she lays on a heating pad all the time and has to move it around frequently to hit all the areas of discomfort. Thus the idea for the larger pad. Of all the gifts I gave her, this is the on;y one she talks about constantly!! I am always receiving a text or call thanking me for the "miracle pad"!! She says the size and the moist head was a Godsend!! I makes me feel great I was able to help her thanks to this inexpensive gift. I recommend it highly!!!
Excellent product. Large enough to completely cover shoulder. Or wrap a hamstring. Four separate temperature settings; 113, 130, 150, 166. 15 minute increments on the timer (up to one hour). Velcro strap is nice for holding the pad in place. Removable cover is nice and hasn't 'pilled'.
I use this pad on areas where Fibromyalgia is worse. Moisture heating pad is so comforting. It is priceless to me. When in really severe pain the weight of pad is perfect & molds to the areas needing heat the most. I will probably buy another as a gift. I like the timer settings and the temperature settings. Wonderful, wonderful home therapy. I have looked for years for a moisture heating pad like this one & finally found it here on Overstock. Thanks for fast shipping.
I looked carefully to find what I thought to be the best heating pad. I have a bad back and thought this size would be perfect. The quality is good but I am so disappointed. The heating element even on the lowest setting is far to hot to stand for more than 5 minutes....I cannot use it and do not know why I didn't return it. Back to my small one!
This is the best heating pad I have ever had for bad lower back. It's long enough to reach from lower back to upper legs, covering entire painful area. The electric control allows you to pick a heat and a time, so you can use it to fall asleep with, since it will shut off.
The greatest heating pad ever! Have back problems and use this every night. Being king sized, it goes across my whole back and around the sides, or vertically, it will go from the top to bottom of your back. Heat is fantastic, and timer is very convenient. Just bought my second one after a good run with my first one. Wouldn't buy any other.
The pad is just as described and works wonderfully. I like a lot of heat and this pad really delivers, so much so that I found anything above the second lowest setting to be uncomfortable. (Other reviewers are correct to urge caution when using the pad.) The moist heat feature also works well. Perhaps the thing that I like most about the pad is that you can lean up against it while sitting and it retains its shape and doesn't become permanently scrunched up as regular pads always seem to do. I've only had the pad a short time and have used it only twice, so I can't say anything about its longevity, but so far I'm very happy with my purchase.