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"For acute low back pain, the only therapy with good evidence of efficacy is superficial heat."

A Review of the Evidence for an American Pain Society/American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline (Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(7), October 2007




Anodyne Therapy nearly triples circulation in just 30 minutes

Scanning Laser Doppler Imaging below shows increased circulation in treated area.

Brighter colours mean more circulation. Flux equals volume of blood x speed of blood flow per square inch.

Anodyne Therapy

Prior to Treatment
Mean Flux: 207


30 Minute Treatment
Mean Flux: 588




Anodyne Therapy increases circulation 10x more than continuous extended wear heat wraps

Results after 80 minute treatment

Anodyne Therapy


Other Heat Wraps

Mean Flux Increase: 344


Mean Flux Increase: 31


Self treatment with heat therapy has been clinically proven to reduce back pain and stiffness in numerous studies.

  1. Gale GD and Rothbart PJ, Infrared Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Trial, Pain Res Manage, Vol 11, No 3, Autumn 2006

  2. Nadler SF et.al., Continuous Low-Level Heatwrap Therapy Provides More Efficacy than Ibuprofen and Acetominophen for Acute Low Back Pain, Spine, Volume 27, 2002.

  3. Mayer JM, et.al., Treating acute low back pain with continuous low-level heat wrap therapy and/or exercise: a randomized controlled trial, Spine J. Volume 5(4), 2005 Jul-Aug

  4. Nadler SF et.al, Overnight Use of Continuous Low-Level Heatwrap Therapy for Relief of Low Back Pain, Arch Phys Med Rehabil, Vol 84, March 2003.

  5. Mayer JM, Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and early phase treatment of delayed-onset muscle soreness of the low back: a randomized controlled trial, Arch Phys Med Rehabil., 87(10), 2006 Oct.