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Wagan Heated Velour Seat Cushion with Lumbar Support Eases Back Pain In Cars or Chairs

by Barbara 12. July 2011 10:18

Question about the Wagan Black Velour Lumbar Support Heated Car Seat Cushion and the Wagan Gray Velour Lumbar Support Heated Car Seat Cushion

Q: "Please give me dimensions on this heated seat cushion. I sit long hours at a computer. My chair is not the best. And neither are the seats in my "beater" car. I'd like to be able to get a heated cushion with lumbar support that I can move from office seat to car seat, at least until I decide I want a second one. What device can I add so I can use this seat on AC power? Thanks. Mike.

Answer: Last, first, Wagan sells a voltage converter that you can use with this unit. The AC to DC Adapter by Wagan for 12V Appliances 5 Amp Max.   This AC to DC adapter powers any 12 volt appliance up to 5 amps or 65 watts. Use this AC DC adaptor for 12 volt dc appliances in this range include most 12 v coolers, 12 volt heated seat cushions, 12 volt heating pads, cell phones with 12v cords, etc. Fill your 12 Volt cooler the night before departure. Keep food or beverages cool in motels or campgrounds with AC power. Use your Wagan 12 volt heated car seat cushion in office chairs or easy chairs to ease aching backs. NThis AC to DC adapter powers any 12 volt appliance up to 5 amps or 65 watts. Use this AC DC adaptor for 12 volt dc appliances in this range include most 12 v coolers, 12 volt heated seat cushions, 12 volt heating pads, cell phones with 12v cords, etc. Fill your 12 Volt cooler the night before departure. Keep food or beverages cool in motels or campgrounds with AC power. Use your Wagan 12 volt heated car seat cushion in office chairs or easy chairs to ease aching backs. Note: 12 volt heated seat covers and similar items may not become as warm using a power adapter as when plugged into 12v auto accessory plugs.        

Wagan Velour Lumbar Support Heated Seat Cushion Features:

    Comfortable and soft material, easy to clean: Seat front is super soft polyester velour;Seat back is a knitted polyester fabric. Colors are gray or black.
    Easy to use: Just plug in and warm up.
    Elastic straps and hooks to secure the cushion
    .5 inch thick Lumbar Support
    Universal fit for most cars, trucks, RVs and boats
    High – Low – Off Temperature Control , Maximum Heat 114 Degrees F.
    Input Power: 12V DC
    Maximum Heat: 114 °F
    Power Consumption: 40W
    Fuse: 10 amp
    Power Cord length: 4.3 ft
    Warranty: 1 year limited by Wagan

I hope this helps with your back issues.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

How do I apply Orthogel to the middle of my sore back where I cannot reach?

by Barbara 10. February 2010 10:55

Question about the Orthogel Spray

Q: "How do I apply Orthogel pain gel to the middle of my sore back where I cannot reach? I love the gel but my arms are not long enough." Thanks. Steve.

Answer: The Orthogel Spray is the answer. Orthogel spray is similar to Biofeeze. Each Orthogel spray bottle holds 4 ounces.This cold therapy pain relief spray is a topical analgesic like Ben-Gay. Back pain relief without twisting and over-stretching. Avoid arm strain with the new Orthogel Advanced Pain Relief Continuous Spray. Orthogel Advanced Pain Relief Spray is greaseless, stainless and has no lingering odor like Ben-Gay or Biofreeze. Pain is usually reduced within minutes and lasts for hours. This Ortho Gel is a 4 ounce size continuous spray. This formula of topical pain reliever contains Ilex, Menthol 6%, Camphor .2%, Pureflex Glucosamine, Boswellia Serratta, Curcumin, OptiMSM, Aloe and Vitamin E. Ilex is extracted from a holly shrub grown in South America and has been used by the Paraguay Indians to enhance the effects of their medicines for centuries. Orthogel is made with high quality ingredients such as OptiMSM and Pureflex Glucosamine.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,Barbara

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How does Orthogel Cold Therapy Pain Relief Gel Work for Muscle and Arthritis Pain?

by Barbara 18. November 2008 04:58

Question about how Orthogel (topical analgesic) works for pain relief.

Q: "I am curious about how or why Orthogel works. I don't like to be taking aspirin or ibuprofen for every muscle ache or back pain. And those pain relievers take a long time to work. I've read your descriptions and need more information. Have you used it yourself?" Thanks. Phyllis

Answer: Orthogel is an FDA approved over the counter non steroidal product that is comparable to BioFreeze sold by many chiropractors. Orthogel is known as a counter irritant. The combination of the menthol and the camphor acts to stimulate nerve endings on the skin to cause a cold sensation. The ilex enhances this effect. The manufacturer recommends use twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. The coolness comes in 5 to 15 minutes for most people.

Orthogel comes in a roll-on, a jar, pumps, tubes and bottles. I recommend caution that you keep fingers away from eyes after massaging or applying the gel as the menthol will sting your eyes. (I wipe my hands on a dry towel and then wash my hands thoroughly with soap and water after applying it.)

Other similar products include Bengay and Biofreeze. I've used both. Bengay was strong in odor and greasy. Biofreeze sales appear limited to chiropractor offices, at least here in Iowa. I found that BioFreeze was more expensive, more intense in odor, "stickier" in texture and sold only in a roll-on. The Orthogel odor is low and diminishes quickly. The texture of the gel is smoother than BioFreeze and the light green color does not stain clothing.

I discovered Orthogel several years ago in a local store when I was out of Biofreeze and had a persistent back and neck aches morning and night. Currently, I use it 2 to 12 times a week mostly on my arthritic ankle but sometimes on my back or across my neck and shoulders. The coolness starts in about 5 minutes for me and the pain vanishes for 4 to 6 hours or more. My belief is that part of the pain issue is that I tense up my muscles when the pain starts and with the Orthogel coolness, I relax them.

My older brother uses Orthogel to cope with his chronic back pain from arthritis and a car accident. When I was home last, I noticed he massaged my mom's shoulders and upper back to relieve her pain as well. Sports trainers, physical therapists and massage therapists often use Orthogel in their practices.

Safe Home Products sells Orthogel in sizes ranging from 3 ounces to a gallon. Orthogel also has Vitamin E, Glucosamine and Aloe to help combat dryness.

Thanks for your question. I believe you'll find Orthogel as helpful as I do to relieve your pain. For more product information, go to the manual on any of our Orthogel webpages.

Sincerely, Barbara

Do Heated Seat Cushions Heat Only a Few Minutes?

by Barbara 8. August 2008 04:52

Question about the Wagan Heated Seat Cushions for Cars: The Wagan Heated Seat Cushion with Hi Low Switch, Wagan Deluxe Heated Seat Cushion and the Total Rest Heated Seat Cushion with Dual Voltage and Magnets.

Q: "Do these heated car seat cushions heat for only a few minutes and then shut off. I see that the heated seat with high low switch indicates that."

Answer: As of this date, Safe Home is selling several different heated cushions that can be used in a car. The thermostat regulates the temperature so the turning on and off is subtle, not noticeable to the seated person. Each heated cushion has different features:

  • The ES-WA-9738 has a hi/low switch and a thermostat that turns the heat on and off to maintain a temperature of either 120 degrees F on the high setting or 90 degrees F on the low setting.
  • The ES-WA-2282, the deluxe model heats quickly and maintains a comfortable 110 degrees to 120 degrees F.
  • The WA-9888 is a heated seat with magnets and massage (optional) that can be used as a 12V heated seat cushion or on standard AC current with the adapter (included), Wagan did not supply us with a temperature for this unit. I used on in my office chair and I find the heat comfortable without being too hot.

Until I purchased a minivan with heated seats, I used the basic 9738 heated cushion. In comparison with my minivan seats, this cushion heated within a few minutes to toastly warm. I remember flying into Cedar Rapids from Minneapolis on a bitter cold day in January. Before I reach the tollbooth in the parking lot (and the Eastern Iowa lots are not far from the booth), my seat was warm through my coat. I turned the temperature to low before I got to I-380. I was not aware that the heat turned on and off as there is not signal.

My minivan seats never get that warm and I don't feel the heat for about 10 minutes in the winter. (I used my heated seats in the summer, too. Great on the back.)

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Where Can You Use a Neck Support Cushion?

by Barbara 9. July 2007 08:40

Q: "Will the CA-232 Auto Neck Support Cushion with Headrest Strap work on an office chair?"

Answer: You can use this neck cushion with any chair just by placing it behind your head. However, it works best when you use the support strap to keep it in place.
Customer Response: "Thank you for your very prompt reply. Now I shall go ahead and order the item."

Note: Since this was answered, we've added a memory foam neck support pillow covered in navy or tan velour with a two piece velcro connected adjustable headrest strap. This is great for those with neck problems who cannot fit their orthopedic pillow into their suitcase. Use this under your neck for support while you travel. The cushion our customer refers to is a white fleece polyester filled neck pillow. I personally travel with the tan memory foam cushion and a brightly colored pillow case. I used the neck support pillow directly under my neck when I sleep with my head resting on whatever thin (usually) pillow the cruise ship or motel provides me. The pillow also pads my C-PAP machine in my carry on bag

Thanks for the question.


Sincerely, Barbara