Cold Showers to Relieve Back Pain

You need to be brave but it’s worth it!


One well known association to back pain is inflammation in the body. A little inflammation in the body is good, but too much is very bad. One way to reduce inflammation is through cold exposure.

A cold shower will cause a robust release of a hormone called norepinephrine which is associated to mood and can help fight depression. Norepinephrine also helps to block the production of a key inflammatory molecule called TNF alpha. This helps to reduce inflammation in the body and may ultimately alleviate some of the back pain we experience.