7 Tips from a doctor about using a heating pad (and cold packs) for a bad low back

Hello Doctor, My chronic bad back seems to respond best to an old fashioned  heating pad.  Do you have any suggestions about how to use an electric heating pad for best results? I have a tired old back that has bothered me for many years and acts up on me fairly often.  I have some lo
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What can I do when my back hurts?

hi.  what can I do when my back hurts?  thanx.  penny   Greetings Penny, Well you didn’t give me much to work with, did you, Penny?  Usually I try to provide several specific ideas and information about your back pain that might be helpful to your unique situation.  Because your
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You’re wasting your time with that cold pack if you do not do it like this

How to use an ice pack for back pain Instructions for using ice for lower back pain When your low back hurts it is always a good idea to use ice on it, even if your lower back pain is an acute aggravation of an old or chronic problem. The rule of thumb is that when there is inflammati
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