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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredApplying hot and cold compresses can help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with lower back pain and make it easier to move and change position. Watch the video for more on use of heat and cold to help lower back pain.
Peggy Brill, Physical Therapy, answered
When your back hurts, it can be hard to figure out whether to use cold or heat for relief. In this video, physical therapist Peggy Brill gives her recommendation.