FAST FACTS: Non-Drug Treatment: Heat
Heat treatments are placed at or near the site of the pain to relieve the pain. Heat relieves pain by 1) improving circulation to skin and muscles, 2) relaxing muscles and reducing muscle spasms and irritation, and 3) decreasing sensitivity to pain.
Heat Treatment Options:
Heat Application guidelines:
Necessary equipment for warm, moist compress treatment:
What Else You Can Do: