What better for survical pain? heat or ice pack?
Ice to numb the pain, heat to relax it away. At least that's what the commercials say.
For cervical pain, you might want to alternate both.. see if that helps better than one or the other..
Ice every other 15 minutes. (Heat inflames)
Depends on when you occurred the injury. If recently, use ice for 15 to 20 minutes then heat for 20 minutes every 3 to 4 hours.