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Should I use an ice pack or heating pad to alleviate constant pain in the back after injury?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1954

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: i hurt my back a week ago. it is still sore. should I use an ice pack or heating pad?

Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Both need to be used.

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for your query.

You should use an ice pack (as it reduces inflammation) alternating with a heating pad (as it reduces pain). Both have a role.

Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha, General & Family Physician
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