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Old 10-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #16
Kevin T
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Put me down in the ice camp. I have a long history of L4-5 herniation/extrusion due to sports injuries. Heat helps a little but ice packs really help. A fantastic, very progressive PT here in Cali recommended ice and it's worked out great. He would run me through a very strenuous core workout, then ice me for 10-15 minutes and recommended ice a few times per day during flare-ups. It worked better than heating pads, hot tubs, etc.
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