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How often should I ice my back for pain due to overuse, strain, etc..If at all ?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 3-5x each day
Icing can reduce pain and inflammation.
During periods of increased pain, i tell patients to ice for 20 minutes 3-5 times/day. A gel ice pack is often the most convenient and comfortable way to achieve this. Icing more frequently is acceptable but difficult to do for busy individuals.

In brief: 3-5x each day
Icing can reduce pain and inflammation.
During periods of increased pain, i tell patients to ice for 20 minutes 3-5 times/day. A gel ice pack is often the most convenient and comfortable way to achieve this. Icing more frequently is acceptable but difficult to do for busy individuals.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acute strain
10-15 mins at a time, 1-2 xs an hour. Muscle loosens up with ice.
Do not forget to do some simple, static stretches also, taking your time please.

In brief: Acute strain
10-15 mins at a time, 1-2 xs an hour. Muscle loosens up with ice.
Do not forget to do some simple, static stretches also, taking your time please.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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