Meds are available, but…
Sure, they can give you some meds to dampen the pain. But the best doctors will talk to you about the cause of your pain, whether it’s your lack of activity, your stress level, a condition like arthritis, your mattress, or one of these surprising back pain causes.
Heat or ice?
Use an ice pack for acute injuries, to minimize blood flow and reduce swelling and pain. Alternatively, use heat to loosen muscles and stiff joints and help you feel more mobile. If you’re unsure which method to use, this guide shows which injuries you should treat with heat or ice.