Apply cold and hot pack for the care and relief of Backache
Effectiveness: 3.7Popularity: 105
Why it works: Cold and heat therapy may both provide effective relief backache. As a general rule, it is best to apply cold therapy to your back in the first 24 to 72 hours following the injury. Cold therapy can minimize the inflammation and swelling—which in turn may reduce pain. In addition, cold pack can decrease the tissue damage and numb the sore tissues. After the initial swelling and inflammation has subsided, heat therapy can be utilized to encourage healing. The application of heat stimulates blood flow, which brings restorative oxygen and nutrients. Additionally, heat can inhibit the transmission of pain signals to your brain and decrease your stiffness.
How it works: Apply a cold pack to the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time initially. Apply at least three times a day. If you apply heat to fresh injury, it become worst. Once the worst is over, switch to heat. Roughly, Ice is for injuries and heat is for muscles. Ice calms down damaged superficial tissues that are inflamed, red, hot and swollen due to injuries. Ice packs or heating pads, use whatever feels best to you.
The self cure remedy of Apply cold and hot pack for the care and relief of Backache has an effectiveness score of 3.7 and a popularity score of 105 on the self-cure system.