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For Back Pain Do I Use Heat Pack Or Cold Pack First
Often heat, but...: If you've acutely injured your back (strain, contusion/bruise, etc) then cold compresses for the first few days will probably help. If this is a chronic recurrent problem, pain related to muscle spasm and tension then often a heating pad, warm showers, massage can be helpful. Don't forget proper posture, gentle stretching and core strengthening as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to use a heat pack on your back after embryo transfer. Am worried as I did last night as I was cold.
I've been having back pain on the right side for almost two weeks now, I haven't fell or anything like that. It is sharp and when I turn left or right it hurts more, I've been taking Tylenol an Motrin and ice pack an a heating pad what else can I do.
I've been having back pain on the rich side of my back, I haven't fell or anything like that. It's been a sharp stabbing and I can't twist right or left with out it hurting worse. I have took Motrin, Tylenol, a ice pack, an a heat pad, nothing works.
? gallbladder eval: Sometimes gallbladder disease can cause those symptoms. Have you had it checked yet? If not, make an appointment with your doctor to start the workup. ...Read more
Inflammaton: Occeasionally the muscles become inflamed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Re the issue of ice pack vs heat pack for someone with costochrondritis?Tried a heat pack - disappointed, ice pack seems better, what does each offer?
Ice..,: costochondritis is often helped w/ NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , for example) and ice packs or ice massage to the affected rib, especially when symptoms are of recent origin or after exercise . Ice 'vasoconstricts' ( decreases size of blood vessels ) and thus often improves the swelling associated w/ costochondritis. Additionally it may help to 'numb' the affected area and lessen the pain . Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if long use...: Heat pack has been recommended by some to temporarily ease the topical discomfort such as after scrotal surgery. Its short-term use poses no proven harm to testes; in long-term use, it can be like working in hot environment has been blamed for male infertility with poor sperm quality. So, its short use is ok, but of course, don't let heat burn the skin but just within tolerable warmness. ...Read more
Hi, can sunlight heat damage the embryo if the abdomen will get very hot for one hour like heat pack?
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