A common question we’re asked by patients in pain is whether they should use an ice pack or a hot water bottle to help them get better. The answer, as it often is, is ‘it depends’. Understanding the mechanisms of how temperature works to aid healing will help with knowing when to use these things and why we nag you to do so.
The prostate gland envelopes the urethra, which is a tube that drains urine from the bladder. The gland sits just below the bladder and its primary function is to produce the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm (seminal fluid). The prostate changes shape, which facilitates the mechanical with between urination and ejaculation.
Do you get tingly fingers or tightness in your neck?
Experienced osteopath Carlo Dore, from Back on Track Healthcare explains…
“As a clinician, when a patient presents with pain, I try to work out what dysfunction is occurring in their body which may be causing the discomfort. We look for the cause rather than just treating the symptoms.”