A 21-year-old member asked:
is it better to ice or put heat on a herniated disc?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia answered
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: At my practice , when i apply ice show better results, reduce , pain and relax the affected area , .
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
As you are never are: Going to be able to perform that feat you can use ice or heat on your back or neck or alternate them based on what feels most comfortable to you. The disc is no where near the surface areas of your body. You are just treating the muscular symptoms.
Answered on Sep 26, 2015
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