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.
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
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.
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