Heat

Graphic depicting the cycle of pain, tension and stress that occurs with back pain

Delivers localised, effective, deep-penetrating relief3

Topical heat treatment applied directly on the skin increases both deep tissue temperature and blood flow and provides clinically proven relief of pain.4–6

Pain, stress and muscle tension are all interrelated and exacerbate each other to create a vicious cycle of back pain.6–8

Continuous low-level heat:4–9*

  • Disrupts the ‘pain-stress-tension cycle’
  • Stimulates thermoreceptors to relieve pain
  • Increases blood flow to relax stiff muscles
  • Heats muscle to provide relaxation and flexibility
  • Delivers the body’s natural pain relievers

*40°C for 8 hours per day for at least 2 days.

Heat delivers long-lasting relief

Delivers long-lasting relief

The therapeutic benefits of continuous low-level heat are long-lasting – pain relief is still provided up to 24 hours* after the heat source is removed.4

*up to 24 hours of pain relief in lower back pain from second day of treatment

According to American Pain Society (APS)/American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines. heat is the only non-pharmacological intervention for low back pain with good evidence of efficacy1,2

Heat – the science behind Voltarol Heat Patch

Voltaren Heat Patch pack shot

Voltarol Heat Patch

Learn more about this non-medicated patch from Voltarol that uses heat to relieve pain.

Apply for 8 hours for up to 24 hours* of pain-relieving heat.4

*Up to 24 hours of pain relief in lower back pain from second day of treatment

Heat – the only non-pharmacological intervention for low back pain with good evidence of efficacy1,2*

*According to APS/ACP guidelines.

Woman with back pain

Back pain management

Learn how superficial heat fits into the overall management approach to back pain.

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Conditions

Conditions

Our overviews of common pain conditions explore the causes, signs, symptoms and impact of each condition, and summarise the latest evidence-based management recommendations.

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Patient care resources

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