Don't let their simplicity deceive you: Heat and cold therapies can be quite effective at relieving low back pain, muscle strains, and even arthritis symptoms. These videos illustrate the indications, correct techniques, and how to make your own applicators and packs.

Video: How to Make 5 Quick and Easy Ice Packs

Treat muscle sprain and strain with easy-to-make ice packs. Here are 5 simple favorites.

Video: How to Make a Gel Ice Pack

Cold therapy can be an effective treatment for neck and back strain. Learn how to make your own gel ice pack at home.

Video: How to Make an Ice Massage Applicator

Ice massage is an effective back and neck muscle strain treatment, but can be messy. Learn to make a quick and easy ice massage applicator.

Video: How to Make a Moist Heat Pack

Moist heat is an effective treatment for back and neck strains. Learn how to make a moist heat pack with common household items.