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Can applying heat or cold help lower back pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Applying 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.

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