Yes, I've given him some oils, hoping to reduce some of the inflammation around the affected nerve.Teal, as I recall you were into essential oils. Those will also benefit you in dealing with inflammation and pain.
Frankincense is a go to oil as you probably know. Lots of health problems are caused by our lifestyles in what we eat and how active we are including our exposure to sun. I am putting Frankincense in a carrier oil on mom's skin to deal with her issues including sun damage. My own facial sun spot is fading away due to treatment with Frankincense. I had read testimonials about this and found it does work! People use it to treat skin cancer along with their medical treatment. I just recently made melt and pour soap with Frankincense and gave it to someone who is now finished with their skin cancer treatment.
~ My best to you