Menstrual Pain

  • Learn about treatment for muscular contractions that cause menstrual cramps and associated back pain

  • Muscular contractions of the uterus cause muscle-cramp pain that may affect the lower abdomen or back. 

    ThermaCare® Menstrual HeatWraps have been designed to deliver soothing warmth to relieve menstrual cramps and associated back pain.

    What You Can Do

    Combine the heat therapy of ThermaCare® with the following:

    • Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present
    • Move on to low-stress exercises (e.g. walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically two to four weeks)
    • Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions
    • Use medication as directed
    • Maintain normal activity
    • Consult your doctor