ice, heat and nsaids

When you have an injury and you use ice and heat will you recover more quickly than a person with the same injury who didnt? if so, how much faster did it heal? also do nsaid’s help in recovery at all or do they just numb the pain?

Yes, ice and heat do help, although the timeline for recovery varies on both the type & severity of injury and actually the decision on type of treatment modality. NSAIDs same thing, but from my experience, for common injuries (ie. lower back, etc) even those from MVAs are mainly to mask the pain, so simply put, they on most occasions act as temporary relief, but sometimes that alone is a blessing.