A 43-year-old member asked:
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my friend has ruptured discs in her back. should she use ice or heat to treat it?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice acutely: Ice for acute problems, for chronic longer lasting problems ice or heat depending on how you respond.
Answered on May 26, 2013

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