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Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches Feedback Thread NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Jul-14 13:25:55

Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches provide drug free soothing pain relief from pregnancy related muscular back pain. Like an ice pack, but more convenient and easy to use, Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches work by cooling the skin and underlying tissue helping to reduce both pain and swelling.

Here's what Deep Freeze say: "Back pain affects three out of four pregnant women yet many areunaware of the risks of taking certain medication during pregnancy according to new research. But there is no need to grin and bear the muscular aches and pains of pregnancy as just over half (55%) of women currently do."

They go on to say: "The cryotherapy (cold cooling pain relief therapy) provided by Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch provides fast acting, self-adhesive, cooling pain relief to the affected area for up to 3 hours."

So testers, please share on this thread your opinion on the following: all comments welcome!

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

Everyone who tests the product and adds feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one tester will win £250 worth of John Lewis vouchers.

Please note your feedback and comments may be used by the team at Deep Freeze on social media and elsewhere. New pregnancy symptoms, including backache, should always be discussed with your doctor or midwife.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

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melissa2828 Sun 23-Nov-14 12:12:21

1) please say weather you are pregnant, breastfeeding ect and why you wanted to try the patches?
Pregnant and I wanted to try them for lower back aches and pains
2) please describe the application of the patch - how was it to apply? How long did it last?
I found it easy to apply and it stayed on fine for a few hours
3) did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes I found it did help a lot
4)do you think you would buy again or continue to use them if you had similar aches and pains ?
Yes I will be contiuning to use them and will be buying them again as well
5) deep freeze pain relive cold patch's cost £1.65 for a single patch or £5.49 for a 4 pack do you consider this good value for money?
I do as they work and safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding but I would personally buy the 4 pack as think these would work out better value for money

brightonshaws Thu 14-Aug-14 20:04:42

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.
Pregnant with general pregnancy aches in the lower back, pain when moving

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last? It was really ease to apply and provided good relief for the evening

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
possibly

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?
Yes defiantly

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
I wouldlike the multi pack to be under £5 but quite good value

Ntinyn Mon 11-Aug-14 16:38:27

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.
I'm breastfeeding and suffer from scoliosis in my spine so have always had back pain.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?
Easy. Lasted a couple of hrs.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes most definitely.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?
Yes

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
Probably a little more expensive than I'd have thought... They did also fall off quite easily which was annoying

expectantmum79 Mon 11-Aug-14 12:17:52

1) I am currently 5 months pregnant and have had lower back pain throughout similar to the pains I usually get once a month.

2) easy to apply and if you get it wrong you can quite easily take it off and replace it in better position.

3) there was relief for a couple of hours after applying the patch, it was soothing and the tingle distracted from any niggles and feelings of discomfort. The pain disappeared for over 2 hours.

4) yes, depending on other factors I would probably use the patches again (ie could I take medication etc)

5) I didn't feel the patches were particularly good value compared to ibuprofen etc but are priced appropriately compared to similar products.

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Aug-14 10:38:55

Thank you everyone for your feedback. The winner of the prize draw is Fasterkillpussycat, congratulations, we'll be in touch soon!

PleaseBringChocolate Mon 11-Aug-14 04:14:17

Q1: I am breastfeeding a 7-month-old and have lingering spd which began around halfway through my pregnancy. I have been going to physiotherapy and trying various pain relief options, only using paracetamol as a last resort.

Q2: Fairly easy to apply to my lower back but I did ask my partner to help me position the patch if he was available. I found the effects lasted about an hour, and then the patch would sort of dry up.

Q3: Yes, the patches felt immediately nice and refreshing, and tension seemed to ease in that area. I would compare the effects to a using one of those cooling forehead sticks for a headache - doesn't totally take the pain away but helps mask it and ease tension.

Q4: Yes, I'd buy again. However, I think I would try to find out whether deep freeze make a cream with similar effects though, as I found the patch a bit annoying (moving out of place) if I used it while busy, carrying baby around, etc. rather than just sitting still.

Q5: Yes - I wouldn't recommend as a cure-all but something to try along with other remedies.

Q6: It could get pretty expensive if you wanted to use several per day, but as a once-a-day 'treat' the multi pack price seems ok.

Petal26 Sun 10-Aug-14 21:53:38

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

I am pregnant and wanted to try the patches as I have recently started getting lower back pain (27 weeks). I have to be quite active during the day with a 2.5 year old so don't have time to lay down or rest if back pain occurs.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Easy to apply, lasted a couple of hours.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes, nice and soothing. Nice to have something in an area just focusing on the pain and relieving it, rather than taking a tablet and hoping that it reaches the affected area.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Possibly if I had continued back ache on a daily basis and needed a drug free option.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Yes

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

I would search for an offer if I was to buy myself, look for a cheaper option. I think that is too expensive and a wheat bag/ice pack that is reusable would be better value for money.

TVKings Sun 10-Aug-14 21:21:08

Q1:
Pregnant in 3rd trimester with 3rd baby,I have suffered with back ache throughout this pregnancy running around after a toddler hasn't helped. I wanted to try this product because I had a strained back and I couldn't find anything on the market that was suitable for use in pregnancy. I also plan to breastfeed so this is something I would consider using then too as I not a fan of taking painkillers.
Q2:
I found the application quite difficult and had to get mu husband to apply it. Once on they did stay put for 3 hours even in the heat it didn't 'sweat off'. They were discreet under clothing too.
Q3:
I did find the patch helped to relieve the pain in the area that it was positioned in. Having pain right across the back though the patches were not big enough to cover it all and I didn't want to apply two at a time. The cooling menthol of the patch was very soothing.
Q4:
Yes I would buy them and continue to use them when I need something that I can use when I'm getting on with the day to day activities.
Q5:
Yes I would most definitely recommend them to pregnant friends and family members.
Q5:
They are quite expensive and wouldn't be great value if you were using them all of the time. I have gotten by with baths and hot water bottles throughout most of my pregnancy. I would however purchase to give me relief when I'm out and about as they would easily fit in my bag.

losersaywhat Sun 10-Aug-14 11:22:17

1. Breastfeeding and get a lot of back pain still.

2. I found it easy to apply and lasted about 3 hours.

3.It did help relieve pain

4. I would recommend them

5. Not sure if I would buy them again.

6.

nottoallyenjoyingit Sun 10-Aug-14 10:55:57

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Pregnant. Getting lots of pelvic girdle pains, especially when lying in bed which is affecting my sleep

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Quite tricky to apply when heavily pregnant- my DH helped! Lasted a few hours. But- often rolled up at the edges which was fairly annoying

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes I think it did help but only for a few hours at best and at 1.65 I'm not sure it is the best value tbh.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
No because of price and lack of ease of use/application.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Not as an equal to good oral analgesia but to either complement or in a situation where even paracetamol wasn't an option then yes

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

No-

Nidd13 Sun 10-Aug-14 06:56:47

1) I am currently pregnant due end of October and work as a nurse so a bad back can be a frequent problem for me. I am on my feet all day on a heavy demanding ward with a lot of manual handling and at the end of the shift my lower back can feel very sore.

2) initially I found the patch a bit cumbersome to put on the back but soon got use to it, however sometimes get pain in my upper back so had to wait for my partner to get home to apply there.

3) yes the patches helped with muscular pain and a great relief at the end of a long shift. I don't like taking painkillers so this made a huge difference.

4) yes would definitely continue to buy.

5) I have already recommended these patches to my friends that suffer with bad backs.

6) I think initially the cost sounds high in comparison to analgesia that you can buy fairly cheaply but knowing you can have pain relief that won't harm you're baby and provides instant relief outweighs that. I work 3 long shifts a week so found the price reasonable as would mainly use the patches after my shifts therefore only needing 3 packs a month.

OhHowILoveMyPuppies Sat 09-Aug-14 15:55:17

At the time of receiving the patches, I was breastfeeding my 22 month old dd, and 10 weeks pregnant. I have almost constant lower back pain, and normally manage it with painkillers and a hot water bottle.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

The patch was a little tricky to apply to my lower back...perhaps it needs to be a little stiffer, but appreciate that wouldn't be good for application around joints. It stayed in place no problem. It got cold very quickly and lasted probably 3 hours.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes...surprisingly well. I was sceptical of cold therapy. Seems to be contrary...I feel I need heat to relax my back, hence the constant hot water bottle I have on my back at home.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

I will certainly use the patches I have. They're very good for using when out and about. I think though that I will continue with the hot water bottle at home.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Definitely. Already have!

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

No. I could easily get through 2-3 patches daily, so the cost is prohibitive in that regard.

Thanks for choosing me to trial them though...I would always have chosen heat, rather than cold to alleviate my back pain.

merliquin Fri 08-Aug-14 22:33:37

1. I am breastfeeding - my baby is two months old. I've experienced the usual pregnancy backache and spend a lot of the day &night with a baby in my arms which puts a strain on my back. Sometimes I have difficulty walking and moving from sitting to standing.

2. I've used the patches on my lower back and shoulders. Applying to shoulders was a bit awkward, but okay and the patches stayed in place with t h e effect lasting around 3 hours. Applying to lower back was trickier - I used two at a time as felt the affected area was larger than the patch. I found the patches didn't stick very well and rolled up, particularly where they made contact with my waistband. If someone else is available, I will definitely get some assistance next time I need to apply to my back. These patches didn't seem to last as long but I think this was probably due to not being properly applied.

3.yes. I was surprised by how well they worked (when applied securely).

4. Yes, I would use these again.

5. Yes, I have recommended these to friends & family.

6. They are quite expensive, but not so much to prevent me from buying a pack and using them sparingly.

ItWasMyOwnSilence Fri 08-Aug-14 14:23:10

Q1) Currently breastfeeding DD2 - almost 5 months. Have had lower back pain since pregnancy.

Q2) I tried applying myself but it was very tricky, so my husband did it. Lasted 2 1/2 hours.

Q3) Yes - really well! I forgot about the pain until the patch wore off.

Q4) Not at RRP, but I would if they were on offer.

Q5) Yes I would.

Q6) Not really. I would use a hot water bottle on my back when sitting down and use these for when I had to cd moving.

PetShopGirl Fri 08-Aug-14 13:09:19

Thanks for choosing me for the trial.

Q1 - 24 weeks pregnant with neck and back ache, which day to day are making it much more difficult to deal with my 20 month old.

Q2 - I have applied the patches to my neck/shoulder area and lower back at separate times. Found them a little fiddly to apply, but DH was able to help get them into the best position. Lasted a couple of hours.

Q3 - Yes, to a degree, although I think not as much as if I had been able to take ibuprofen. I found them more soothing than actually pain relieving, if that makes sense.

Q4 - Possibly.

Q5 - Yes, definitely worth trying.

Q6 - No, not compared to the comparative cost of oral painkillers. Doesn't seem a very sustainable or economical solution for aches and pains during an entire pregnancy. Hot water bottles/ice packs could also do the same job although admittedly would be more restrictive.

Emmalucy10 Fri 08-Aug-14 12:58:26

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Im breastfeeding, I wanted to try them as my nipples do get quite sore when feeding.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

The application was really easy, very quick and simple to apply. Lasted quite a long time too which was great.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes it help, it didn't help long term, but it did give some relief.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

Yes I would buy them again as it was quite sooting and Im sure it would help for other things too.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Yes I would recommend, I don't like r=taking painkillers, so would definitely use for other things too. I would recommend to many people for different things.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

Yes I feel this is a fair price in comparison to other things for sale in shops.

HappyAsASandboy Fri 08-Aug-14 10:53:59

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

I am pregnant and don't like taking painkillers if I can avoid it. I have upper back/neck pain from a whiplash injury, and lower back/pelvic pain from PGP. Both make day to day activities difficult some days.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

The patches were fairly easy to apply to my upper back/neck but they did slide around a bit. The patches got annoying after about an hour or so.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

Yes, in a similar way to a cold ice block in a tea towel! Sort of short term relief that helped you get moving again, and it was probably the moving that helped relieve the pain.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

No, probably not. I think I could get a similar result from cold packs, for free.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

No

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

That seems quite expensive for a single-use product that will only last a few hours at most.

RebeccaCloud9 Fri 08-Aug-14 10:36:28

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.
I am 29 weeks pregnant. Even before pregnancy, I suffered with lower back/hip pain radiating from the sacro-iliac nerve. The pain starts after walking for around 10 minutes or more, becoming unbearable if I am walking around all day (ie a day at the shops).

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?
The patches were easy to apply and lasted for a few hours - when I first used one, I forgot to remove it but it wasn't there at the end of the day so has fallen off somewhere!

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes, it relieved the pain in my back and made walking around easier. I found when I rubbed it, my back felt more soothed. However, the painful area in my back is larger than the patches so for a more complete effect, I would need to use more than one. I also felt that at times, it felt more damp than cold, certainly not 'deep-freeze'. They did help cool me down during the unbearable heat wave though.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes, although they did not completely rid me of the pain but they certainly soothed it.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?
Yes, they are an easy to use, safe option.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
Not at all when a pack of paracetamol can be just a few pence. I get the pains most days - this would bankrupt me before the end of pregnancy! If they completely eradicated the pain, I would consider them to be more cost effective, but they don't. I would consider buying them on special offer or through cheaper internet outlets.

zebamy Fri 08-Aug-14 09:18:59

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

35 weeks pregnant. Lower back pain often caused by bending/stooping at work.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Fairly easy even though I was apply myself to lower back so couldn't see what I was doing! Possible to reposition. Peak performance for the first hour or so but still some benefit after this.

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?

I felt it definitely helped and felt soothing and numbing.

Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?

I'm saving a few for very early labour and will continue to use them as I have found that they have helped.

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?

Yes.

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?

I'd consider this a little pricey for single use patch. Would be more likely to buy at 50p-100p per patch.

Fourarmsv2 Fri 08-Aug-14 08:40:01

Q1 Please say whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding etc and why you wanted to try the patches. Please describe how the muscular aches and pain affect you on a day to day basis.

Keen to try them for backache which I am trying to avoid taking NSAIDS.

Q2 Please describe the application of the patch- how was it to apply? How long did it last?

Easy to apply. Lasted a couple of hours

Q3 Did the patch help relieve muscular aches and pains?
Yes
Q4 Do you think you'd buy the patches again or continue to use them if you had a similar muscular ache or pain?
Yes -

Q5 Would you recommend them to friends or relations who are also pregnant or breastfeeding or unable to take oral painkillers?yes

Q5 Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches cost £1.65 for a single patch and £5.49 for a 4 pack: do you consider this to be good value for money?
No - I found an online supplier with cheaper prices which I would pay though. I'd expect the price to be comparable with some of the branded painkillers eg Nurofen melt lets.

miracle15 Thu 07-Aug-14 23:31:17

Q1 I was 35 weeks pregnant and because I've got SPD and I was arching back to ease pubic pain and therefore causing myself back pain.

Q2 I'm quite flexible, but it wasn't that easy to apply without folding it. Then I had to dance around trying to straighten it out. I went to bed with it and when I woke in the middle of the night, it came off so I guess it wasn't that sticky after all.

Q3 Oh yeah! it was great with nice cooling sensation.

Q4 I've got a couple of them left which can be handy at work as they are invisible under clothes (Yes, I'm 38th week and still enjoying workingsmile )

Q5 I'm not huge fan of paracetamol or any other painkiller tablets, so I would definitely recommend patches.

Q5 It is very pricey. I would buy them only on offer (2 for 1 or similar) despite them being great.

postitnotes Thu 07-Aug-14 18:31:39

Q1 I am 12 weeks pregnant and also breastfeeding a 7 month old. I had very bad lower back pain with my first pregnancy and was lucky to be offered free acupuncture which helped considerably. I am finding it worsening now as the baby gets heavier and I carry her quite a lot, and the pregnancy back pain has started which I find becomes worse over the day until I can barely sit in a chair in the evening.

Q2 I found it relatively easy to apply, but did get my husband to help at first. I couldn't always get them completely flat. It lasted for about 3 hours.

Q3 I found it very effective for the ache. The cooling effect was very soothing

Q4 I would probably try out a cheaper alternative as I think they are quite pricey, but I did find that they worked really well.

Q5 I would recommend them as they certainly work well.

Q5 I think they are too expensive at this price, especially as there are other similar products available that are cheaper. I would probably have to be in considerable pain before I would stock up on these.

Steffi22 Thu 07-Aug-14 17:53:18

Q1 . Currently 36 weeks pregnant. Previously suffered with a bad back and my job involves a lot of bending down and assisting people, meaning it is frequently aggravated. Mainly I get lower back ache, which hasn't been as bad during my pregnancy as I have previously had it, however it has flared up moderately on occasions.

Q2. Application was quite an art form, to reach to my back unseeing and stick patch on without patch attaching itself to wrong part of my back or without patch folding itself in half and sticking to itself. Once attached, patch took a bit of time to feel cold and then lasted about 3/4 hours feeling noticeably cold.

Q3. Yes it did ease my aches.

Q4. I would use them again, although not at price they will be sold at, but if I could locate them cheaper or find a cheaper alternative then I would use them again.

Q5. I would recommend they at least tried them because they helped me.

Q6. Not at all and I would not purchase them at this cost.

kally195 Thu 07-Aug-14 15:41:52

1. I am breastfeeding my 10 week old,and still have some aches and pains as a result of labour and childbirth. She is also a right Podge, so I get a fair few back/shoulder aches as my body adjusts to holding her.

2. I found them quite tricky to apply. There is a knack to getting them on without sticking the patch to itself, and it was also hard to get them to stick flat without any ridges or bubbles. I found they peeled off quite easily as well - the edges seemed to get caught on my clothing.

3. I was expecting them to feel colder and was disappointed at first. Then, when I took the first one off, I felt how cold my back was and realised they were quite effective! They definitely helped relieve muscle ache.

4. The difficulty I had getting them in, then to stay on means I wouldn't use them again - a gel pack out of the fridge or freezer stick behind me while Podge feeds does the same job.

5. Probably not! If they stuck more firmly, then maybe.

6. I think they are quite expensive. If I was really suffering during the night, or when I am moving around lots, then a long lasting patch that sticks would make me consider spending that much. However, as my discomfort is while I am awake and sat feeding her, a reusable cold pack wrapped in a tea towel is better value.

cmc1976 Thu 07-Aug-14 15:01:12

Q1. I gave birth 4 months ago and have suffered with back pain since the epidural I had. I take warfarin so am unable to take ibuprofen or other anti inflammatories. I suffer every day with pains which affects my sleep also , painkillers don't really help and I have recently started physio .

Q2. I found it quite tricky at first and had my husband help me apply them but eventually it got easier the more I used them.

Q3. Yes, they provided some welcome relief!

Q4. I would use them again but they are rather expensive. An ice pack held on the back does the same job but doesn't last as long

Q5. Yes I would recommend

Q6. No, they are expensive for what they are. I would buy a bigger pack if it was cost effective but 1 for £1.65 is expensive when as per previous question a ice pack can do the same job.

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