If you suffer from back pain often, you probably have encoutered the dilemma whether to apply  cold or heat, and which one will help you the most. If so, this simple list will help you decide what type of preventive care  you should choose depending on the type of pain you feel.

When Should You Applying Heat

You should apply heat, for no more than 30 minutes, when you feel pain associated with:

1. Muscle spasms
2. Rheumatoid arthritis type
3. Diabetes
4. Pain associated with sensory and neural problems

When Should You Apply Cold

You should apply cold, for no more than 20 minutes, when you feel pain associated with:

1. Inflammation
2. To lower body temperature
3. Muscular Soothing
4. Muscle injuries
5. Muscle relaxation

If you still have doubts or if your pain persists, visit the nearest chiropractor in your city or your general doctor.

Let us know if these tips helped you!