A 28-year-old male asked:
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does the use of electric heater for mattresses worsen the pre-exsiting back pain or cause further damage to discs that are currently herniated?

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
NO: I know of no evidence that an electric mattress pad or blanket can worsen back pain or a herniated disc. In fact, it might feel good.
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
Dr. Sauman Rafii
11 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Using a electric heater should not change the structure of your spine at all.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
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