Re: New here and seeking input
well, I first want to say welcome though I wish it were under different circumstances. My therapist (physical) told me that ice was better than heat, but others say heat THEN ice. I don't know. After surgery I iced, but now I lie on a heating pad and it does help, but the problem that caused most of my pain is now gone too-two discs. Have you seen a dr to get xrays and an MRI? that would be my first suggestion-you can't truly treat something (meds, exercise like PT or ice) if you don't know what is wrong. I say get to a dr, get these two studies done and take it easy. I found ice, heat and warm baths were good. Can you take Aleve? I wish you well and hope you are pain free soon!