Regular applications of ice to the painful areas on your back may help reduce pain and inflammation from an injury. Try this several times a day for up to 20 minutes each time. Wrap the ice pack in a thin towel to protect your skin. After a few days, switch to heat. Apply a heating pad or warm pack to help relax your muscles and increase blood flowing to the affected area. You also can try warm baths to help with relaxation. To avoid burns and tissue damage, never sleep on a heating pad.

If this doesn’t provide you with pain relief, it might be time to speak with a specialist.  Call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spencer, who offers the latest techniques in minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders.

269-841-4350 in Battle Creek or 989-214-2166 in Mount Pleasant

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