When To Use Ice Or Heat For Back Pain

Question: When should I use ice or heat? Have you ever asked this question before? Notice what one chiropractor recommends: A: Ice! Only occasionally, you can use heat. Wh? Notice what he goes on to say: When your back pain flares-up, it is inflamed. The muscles, joints, ligaments and nerves will become irritated and swollen. This is the time that you use ice. Ice has anti-inflammatory effects, which reduce the local swelling. As the inflammation decreases, so will your pain. This is why anti-inflammatory medications are so popular and widespread. These are prescribed regularly on an ongoing basis for people for joint and muscle pain because inflammation is the first… Read More

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