I hope that ice helps, I know I always used to keep at least two or three styrene Foam cups full of water in the freezer that way when I got a back spasm my spouse could hold the cup and peel the sides off and ice the spasming muscle till it was numb and then I could stretch it out. The ice was terrible at first but after it got numb it really felt good. I still keep the frozen cups but it is hard to to the ice by yourself. Anyway I can sure empathize with you, I hope you are feeling better! Try alternating with heat and ice, that usually works better that just using either one alone.
I do wish you well!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!