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My friend has ruptured discs in her back. Should she use ice or heat to treat it?

My friend has ruptured discs in her back. Should she use ice or heat to treat it?

Ice acutely: Ice for acute problems, for chronic longer lasting problems ice or heat depending on how you respond. ...Read more

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Herniated disc, what is better, heat or ice?

Herniated disc, what is better, heat or ice?

Herniated Disc: It really depends on the acuteness of the disc herniation. Early in the course of the disease ice might be considered good, however, for chronic disc herniation, heat would be of most benefit. ...Read more

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Is it better to ice or put heat on a herniated disc?

Is it better to ice or put heat on a herniated disc?

Yes: At my practice, when I apply ice show better results, reduce, pain and relax the affected area, . ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?

I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?

Further treatment: There are more aggressive treatment options for the spine that are more powerful than using over the counter medications, but they get progressively more involved. From non invasive alternatives such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to interventional pain procedures which are invasive but non surgical, to even surgical considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is heat or ice better for low back pain? Especially if there is a lumbar disk herniated? What are the symptoms of having a lumbar disk herniated?

Is heat or ice better for low back pain? Especially if there is a lumbar disk herniated? What are the symptoms of having a lumbar disk herniated?

Both: Both can help but it may differ from pt to pt sometimes it helps to go back and forth between heat and cold / if you feel one is much more helpful for you then stick with that / use apiece of swim noodle behind the small of your back while sitting as a "lumbar roll" I have found this to help many people including me over the years hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc. Can heat help relieve the pain?

Yes: The pain from a herniated disc is due both to pinched nerves and to reactive muscle spasms. The heat will help relieve the muscle spasm related pain. Typically nerve pain will be more responsive to application of cold packs. Generally speaking, pain is a very subjective experience. Whether heat or cold works better for you depends on your individual sensation. ...Read more

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Have 2 prolapsed disc for 2 months and now I get major numbness in leg, heat and pins and neddles, when will I be normal?

Have 2 prolapsed disc for 2 months and now I get major numbness in leg, heat and pins and neddles, when will I be normal?

Disc: If it is new the see your doctor. If it is ongoing and not worse then do physio and be reminded that a partial injury to the nerves can take some time to heal. If the disc has been fixed and there is no pressure there, the healing time can vary in different people depending upon the extent of damage to start with. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat? New techniques? Has va insurance

What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat? New techniques? Has va insurance

Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www. Osteopathic. Org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default. Aspx ...Read more

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How likely is it to have MSbut negative mris? I hav heat sensitivity in my foot after strange symptoms in my leg. All thatcame up in mris was disc probs

How likely is it to have MSbut negative mris? I hav heat sensitivity in my foot after strange symptoms in my leg. All thatcame up in mris was disc probs

It's possible but...: Multiple sclerosis has a number of clinical and radiologic presentations which may not always correlate. There are a number of specific components that your doctor will use to make the diagnosis which includes not only the MRI. Consult your neurologist in order to ensure your evaluation is complete and other conditions are considered as well. ...Read more

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Which is better to use,  heat or ice?

Which is better to use,  heat or ice?

Ice or heat?: Ice in the first 48 hours after an injury or if there is swelling. Heat after 48 hours if no swelling. Heat also for muscle strains. ...Read more

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How do you know whether to use heat or ice on sprained and pulled muscles?

How do you know whether to use heat or ice on sprained and pulled muscles?

Ice for24m: I've is helpful to prevent some of the body's initial inflammatory reaction but after 24hous that's essentially over. Switching to heat will help the body bring in what's needed to begin the healing process. ...Read more

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Is it better to use heat or ice for a quad muscle injury?

Is it better to use heat or ice for a quad muscle injury?

Muscle injury.: Acute stage, usually with 24 hours or slightly more, use ice pad. After acute stage, use warm pad. ...Read more

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Should I use heat or ice on hand swelling that won't go down after 76 hours?

Should I use heat or ice on hand swelling that won't go down after 76 hours?

Hmm...trauma?: It depends on the mechanism of injury and clinical situation surrounding your swelling. Ice really only works for initial traumatic or post surgical swelling and not for chronic swelling or anything greater than 24 hours after injury. ...Read more

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Heat or ice on injury?

Heat or ice on injury?

Cold then heat: Most sports medicine experts recommend cold first, because it decreases swelling and pain. Then later, heat frequently provides more relief. However, you are the ultimate judge: use the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Do I need to use heat or ice? And do I need meds for inflamation? How long should it last?

Do I need to use heat or ice? And do I need meds for inflamation? How long should it last?

Both: Ice first 24-48 hours after injury. Then heat. Apply 10 mins every 2-4 hours. Don't frostbite or burn yourself. Ice works after it is removed. Ur body says 'hey its cold there', sends a wave of blood to the hurt area and washes out the inflammation toxins. The heat opens up the blood vessels and washes out the toxins. ...Read more

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Do I use heat or ice for a torn muscle?

Do I use heat or ice for a torn muscle?

Torn muscle: Ice is used immediately after trauma to help with the swelling associated with injuries. ...Read more

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I sprained my foot 1 week ago. Should I use heat or ice?

I sprained my foot 1 week ago. Should I use heat or ice?

Probably ice: If your foot is still swollen after a week you really should be
examined and xrayed to rule out potential fracture.
Assuming the xray is negative I would probably still use
ice for 15 minute intervals to help decrease swelling. ...Read more

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Do I put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Do I put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Depends on what it: Is from. You may need to see a doctor unless you had mild trauma to it causing swelling. Ice would be recommended as heat could actually initially draw more swelling to a highly vascularized area. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Surgery in may for a fractured ankle they put a plate and 7 screws. Now there is swelling around plate. Warm to touch Do I use heat or ice to help.

Surgery in may for a fractured ankle they put a plate and 7 screws. Now there is swelling around plate. Warm to touch Do I use heat or ice to help.

Possible infection: Swelling and warmth can be signs of infection. You could try some heat and NSAIDs, but if the symptoms persist or worsen you should definitely have it evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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11 days postop from lumbar fusion & taking oxycontin/tramadol for pain. Donor site was iliac crest and pain there is severe. Should I use heat or ice?

11 days postop from lumbar fusion & taking oxycontin/tramadol for pain. Donor site was iliac crest and pain there is severe. Should I use heat or ice?

Ice: Use ice first. Most people do well with ice. However if it doesn't work then try heat. Keep the heat on low otherwise the skin is nimbus hand can get cooked. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist. Should I use heat or ice? Should I visit a chiropractor? Steroid shot?

I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist. Should I use heat or ice? Should I visit a chiropractor? Steroid shot?

Both: Alternating heat and ice are good. I would recommend a sports medicine physician or rehab medicine you could also see the chiropractor. Steroid shots are generally helpful ...Read more

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How do you know when you should ice an injury or apply heat?

How do you know when you should ice an injury or apply heat?

Ice early: Ice for the first 24-36 hours to reduce inflammation and pain. Heat thereafter. Always heat before exercise and therapy and use ice after to deal with pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it better to use ice first or heat first with a recent injury?

Is it better to use ice first or heat first with a recent injury?

In acute injury ice: First day or two, heat should be fine after that. ...Read more

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Any thing I can do to help it like ice or heat. My back been pain full of and over ten years now?

Any thing I can do to help it like ice or heat. My back been pain full of and over ten years now?

See answer: There are a number of reasons people get back pain. The following websites will explain the causes of back pain and types of treatment. Http://bit. Ly/1r1aZ7G http://bit. Ly/1lF3Xcs http://bit. Ly/1v1juFX http://bit. Ly/1QEatgy ...Read more