Once believed to be a treatment for back pain, the fact is that this may actually worsen back pain.
Heat for a sore back
Applying heat to a injured back can increase inflammation and make things worse. Ice is recommended in the initial stages.
Pain will let you know when something is wrong
You may not always feel pain in the initial stages of dysfunction. Pain may be one of the last indicators that something is wrong. Good posture and a properly aligned spine can help prevent back pain in the first place.
Find out more information from the Canadian Chiropractic Association here
Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC