4. Apply Ice And Heat
Applying ice packs and heating pads to your pinched nerves in intervals can help in reducing any inflammation and swelling around the affected area. It’s important to lessen any inflammation, as this swelling can further contribute to the stress around the pinched nerve.
Rotate between applying heating pads and ice packs on the area; this is known as hydrotherapy. Apply the ice pack with light pressure to the swollen area for 15 minutes, 3 times per day. Doing this for longer than 15 minutes is not recommended, as it will slow down the healing process by slowing your blood flow.
For heat, a heat pad or hot water bottle should be pressed lightly against the swollen area for an hour, 4-5 times per week. Alternatively, you can take a warm bath.