Heated Neck Wraps
Sitting at a desk all day is hard on your neck and shoulders. In some cases, it can lead to neck discomfort. If you suffer from neck pain or stiffness, doctors and pharmacists sometimes recommend heat to reduce the tightness and discomfort. Walgreens offers a selection of heated neck wraps. These neck wraps are designed to fit comfortably around your neck and deliver soothing heat to sore, achy or tired neck muscles. You can even wear one around your neck while you work.
Types of Heated Neck Wraps
Heated neck wraps that deliver moist heat to achy necks and shoulders offer a drug-free way to get pain relief. Convenient and easy to use, some wraps can be prepared by popping one in the microwave for the recommended amount of time. Other neck wraps are activated by air and begin to get hot when you open the pouch. Enjoy the comfort of odorless, soothing heat anytime for your neck and shoulders. Some wraps deliver heat to sore, tight neck muscles for up to eight hours. Always follow the instructions exactly to get the full benefits and avoid burns.
For the ultimate in convenience, enjoy the soothing relief of disposable heating pads made for body parts like your neck. After using a disposable pad, simply discard it. Some types of pads can even be worn under clothing so no one will know. Other heated neck wraps are washable and reusable. Some are made with fabrics that resist the growth of bacteria. For acute neck injuries, doctors and health care providers often recommend cold therapy. Neck wraps that can be used for heat or cold therapy are also available. For heat, follow the instructions on how to safely microwave it. For cold, place a wrap in the freezer for the designated amount of time.
Natural, Soothing Relief
Heat is a natural way to ease stiffness and discomfort without the side effects of medications. Enjoy the benefits heated neck wraps provide. If you work at a desk all day, play sports or have a history of neck pain or injury, keep heated neck wraps on hand for temporary relief of mild neck discomfort. Be sure to talk to your doctor if your neck discomfort persists.