Ice and heat can both be useful treatments for back pain, although the nature and timing of the injury determines which should be used. Within the first 48 hours of an injury, ice should be used to relieve swelling. For ... More »

Heat is generally better for relieving back pain caused by muscle knots, while ice is better for inflammation . Heat can aggravate inflammation, while cold can stiffen tension in muscles, states PainScience.com. More »

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A good home treatment for minor gout pain is cold, according to WebMD. Apply a cold pack to the afflicted joint several times a day for 20 to 30 minutes. More »

Some tips for thoracic back pain relief include taking over-the-counter pain medications, applying heat or ice, going to physical therapy and undertaking regular exercises, says WebMD. Other things that may help relieve ... More »

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Some ways to get relief from back pain include applying ice or heat, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, using muscle relaxants and going for physical therapy, says Mayo Clinic. Doctors may recommend specific treatme... More »

Common treatments for acute lower back pain, known as lumbago, include applying heat or ice, avoiding too much rest and taking pain medication, explains WebMD. In addition to spinal manipulation, chronic lumbago may be t... More »

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Applying ice or heat to the neck area and taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can treat neck pain, according to WebMD. Stretching and strengthening exercises may also help to relieve pa... More »