Tim Canty, M.D.| Associate Director of Pain Management Staten Island University Hospital | Harvard Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Pain Management Minimally Invasive Spine Pain Management Specialist Produced: www.DrMDK.com
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Male: About back ache, cued onset. What's better, heat or cold? Tim: So, usually we would recommend cold therapy for the first 48 hours. And then after that, heat therapy to help improve circulation to the muscles, stretch them out and increase blood flow.

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