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Can I use those heating pad wraps or a heating pad?

I am in so much pain in my upper neck and back. I think I have a disk not sitting right. I am losing sleep. Tyenol and tyneol pm is not working. I am wondering if I can use a heating pad wraps or a heating pad on the area. I am almost 28 weeks preggo.

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Asked by jessduncan77 at 3:44 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • yes but not on your stomach!!

    Answer by Alorasmommy at 3:47 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Yep. You can use them anywhere but on your stomach.

    Answer by RanaAurora at 3:56 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Yup totally safe on your back, neck and hips.... they are a lifesaver for sure! I've been having a lot of hip pain lately and laying on a heating pad on low is great

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 4:00 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • How about those wraps you can buy at cvs, once applied to the skin they heat up? I think thermocare makes them.?

    Answer by jessduncan77 at 4:01 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • I'm not completely sure about those... I don't know if there are chemicals in them or not. I would ask your OB or pharmacist at cvs

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 4:03 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Yeah, neck is fine for short periods of time. Just don't let yourself over heat. I Have been having issues with my ciatic nerve, and the doc says I can use the heating pad for short spurts (like ten minutes) at a time and the baby would still be ok. YOu can get really hot though when its on your neck, and when preggo you can get real warm real quick...not a fun combo :-P

    Answer by katzmeow726 at 4:26 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Yeah, just stay away from lower back or belly area.

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 5:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Thats actually a good question. People keep saying "Anywhere but not on your stomach" but it's the other side of your stomach so wouldnt it heat up the baby anyway? lol

    Answer by CandieGirl09 at 7:57 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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