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Is heat good for back nerve pain?

I am a 28 year old male. I want to know if heat is good for back nerve pain?

1 Answer

Heat might help any pains from the local muscles reacting to your nerve issues, particularly if you have muscle spasms. Heat itself is unlikely to directly help the nerve. It is best to confirm the exact source of nerve pain, and then treat it directly, first with physiotherapy/rehabilitation, time, and anti-inflammatories if tolerated. If not adequate, then specific guided injections to both treat and to confirm the source of nerve pain comes next.