For chronic conditions of the lower back, consider the alternate hipbath. This technique of the nature cure also known as revulsive hipbath This bath relieves chronic inflammatory conditions of the pelvic viscera such as salpingitis, ovaritis, cellulitis and various neuralgias of the genitourinary organs, sciatica and lumbago. The temperature in the hot tub should be 40º C to 45º C and in the cold tub 10º C to 18ºC. The patient should alternately sit in the hot tub for five minutes and then in the cold tub for three minutes. The duration of the bath is generally 10 to 20 minutes. The head and neck should be kept cold with a cold compress. The treatment should end with a dash of cold water to the hips.