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Could you put a heating pack on the back just after surgery?

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes.

But, you should avoid any area close to the incision since heat may damage the incision and impair healing.
This may lead to the incision opening up or becoming infected.

In brief: Yes.

But, you should avoid any area close to the incision since heat may damage the incision and impair healing.
This may lead to the incision opening up or becoming infected.
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Dr. Carl Spivak
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

In general, yes, just not over the surgical site.

In brief: Yes

In general, yes, just not over the surgical site.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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