This product is sold by TheraPaq and is a large hot and cold gel ice pack that has Velcro Straps that allow you to wrap it around your back, shoulders, neck or extremity.

It is completely reusable and can be stored in the freezer whenever you get injured or want instant pain relief from osteoarthritis or an acute lumbar strain.

Its large size allows you to use it wrapped around the back with ease or around just about any body area that hurts.

Flexible Ice Pack with Wrap for Hot & Cold Therapy from TheraPaq

From: TheraPaq

Model: Flexible Ice Pack

Key Features:

  • Used for both hot and cold therapy
  • Velcro straps makes it easy to attach to any body part

Size: 14 inches by 6 inches

According to the manufacturer, this is an essential pack to have handy for any injury.

The Velcro straps allow for it to be used in just about any area of the body that aches.  It is ideal for sports injuries, body aches, muscle strains and other types of injuries.

This ice and heat pack can be kept frozen, heated in hot water, or microwaved, depending on how you plan to use the device.

The relief is almost instant, whether you use it in its ice mode or heating mode.  The recommend having two of them: one for the freezer and one to microwave so you can use it when you are alternating ice and heat to the affected area.

When used as an ice pack, it can deliver up to a half an hour of soothing cold to your body, which is the exact amount of time recommended for the application of ice.

This is a product that has been used by physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors and sports trainers for those patients that need ice or heat treatments to their injuries.

The gel inside the ice pack is completely nontoxic and is encased in a tough shell to prevent leakage.  Its large size (14 inches by 6 inches) means it can be used anywhere on the body, including the back.

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Uses of the Flexible Ice Pack with Wrap for Hot & Cold Therapy

Because the pack has wide Velcro straps and a large surface area, it can be used on just about any aching body part.  It can be used for pain in the back, abdominal pain, and neck pain.

It can be used after surgery to replace a broken hip, knee or shoulder.  It can be tightly wrapped around the calves or ankles if you sustain a muscle sprain of the calf or sprain your ankle.

Used as Ice Pack

When used as an ice pack, it is recommended that you apply ice in the first 2 days after sustaining an injury.  If you don’t have one already in the freezer, it is recommended that you freeze it for about two hours prior to applying it to the affected body area.

Wear it for thirty minutes and then pop it back in the freezer for thirty minutes while the sore area warms up a bit.

It comes with its own wrappings so you don’t need to use a towel or cloth between the ice pack and the skin.  It means there is no risk of burning the skin as can happen with other ice packs.

The Velcro straps allow you to remain mobile while wearing the pack and the gel remains flexible even at freezer temperatures.

Used as Heating Pad

When used as a heating pad, it can be used to relieve muscle spasm of the back, neck or other body area.  Heat is not generally recommended until you are at least 48 hours after your injury.

If you don’t have a microwave, you only need to submerge the pack in very hot water for about ten minutes before applying it to your aching muscles.

If you have a microwave, put it in the microwave on full strength for thirty minutes and then put it on your sore area for thirty minutes.

After that, you can let the area cool down for a half an hour at room temperature or use another ice pack to cool the area before applying heat to the area again.

Alternating ice and heat is one way of relieving inflammation and muscle spasm at the same time.

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As mentioned, the pack is 14 inches by 6 inches, not including the long Velcro straps that affix the hot or cold part to your body.  The shipping weight is only 1.2 pounds, which means it won’t weigh you down when you apply it to your body.

Customer Reviews

The product has many positive customer reviews, many of whom have used it for aches and pains of the lower back.

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The product has a 100 percent money back guarantee from one year after purchase with no questions asked.  This means that if you are not satisfied with the ice/heat pack at any time within a year of purchase, you will receive all of your money back.