Threw out my back - which is better: heat or ice?

Answer Both. Ice cools down an acute flare-up by reducing swelling and strain on aching back muscles. Moist heat, on the other hand, helps reduce muscle spasms.

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Which is better Electric heat or heat pump?

AnswerHeat pump - lots more efficient and dramatically cheaper to operate. Heat pump is definitely better as it not only saves electricity bills but is also easy to maintain and install.

What is better for lower back pain, ice or heat?

Truly it is whatever gives you the most comfort. You will get different answers from different Doctors, specialists & therapists. Ice is the normally course of treatment immediately after an injury... Read More »

My hamstring and the back of my knee has been hurting! Is ice or heat better for this?

That happened to me a few weeks ago, i went to a specialist and they told me to stretch it everyday and heat before activity and ice after, also icy hot patches helped me... get the xl back and hip... Read More »

Which is better: gas or electric heat?

On One Hand: Gas Reliable And Environmentally FriendlyA natural gas burner ignites the gas at just the right temperature so that it burns almost completely clean. In addition to reducing pollution ... Read More »