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Post fusion l5s1. Ice or heat or both or neither?

dankdukeddankduke Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My question is this.

Post spinal fusion I'm on day 14 post spinal fusion. I really like icing my back and butt is this okay to ice a lot

I'm also doing some heat

Is ice better than heat
Is heat better than ice

Does this help with healing or making a fusion happen quicker etc?

Thanks for any replies


  • I haven't had fusion surgery but if ice and heat are helping your pain then it can't hurt to use them. I don't think it would make a difference on your healing except to make you feel better from pain so you can do your walking and get better with time. If you have any doubts you can call your Surgeon. I hope you heal completely from your surgery. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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