Heat therapy is a common treatment for lower back pain relief and recovery. Heat therapy helps the back heal in well-known ways, such as increased blood flow, and in lesser-known ways, such as reduced risk of drug dependence.
Heat Therapy/Cold Therapy
Ice massage therapy can be an effective form of lower back pain relief. This article gives information on how to best apply ice massage therapy.
Simple application of a cold pack or ice placed in a plastic bag and wrapped in a towel or other protective barrier (to protect the skin from ice burn) is one of the most effective pain relief treatments available.