our massage therapist recommended this battle creak thermophore heating pad to my wife and i due to our lower back and shoulder issues. this heating pad differs from other heating pads in that it uses moisture from the air to generate its heat thereby providing a moist heat rather than a dry heat when being used. this gives a more intense heat on the body part you are having pain with and definitely helps more than any other conventional heating pad we have ever used. this comes in different sizes - we have the bigger one shown in the picture but it also comes in a smaller one that can be easily placed across shoulders only or used to wrap around a knee or arm. i give this the high 5 rating because we use this heating pad every day. we have owned it for several years and it is still working great.
Stone Mountain, GA