Hi, all. I suffer from a compression-burst fracture at L1-2 despite having a kyphoplasty which is a fairly new operation for this condition. My operation was less than successful.
One thing that I found helpful was a shower massager. Mine no longer works and is no longer sold and the Amazon reviews on most new units talk about how cheap these are made today in China, but don't address how they deal with back pain.
I like deep massage that others may find painful, like Shiatsu. I am looking for something that will really target the pain deeply.
I just found these large units and shower panels that look interesting, but are out of my budget for now. Can you recommend a shower massager currently being manufactured?
Also, if you do own one of these large units or shower panels, can you tell me how they work for your particular pain issues? Thanks.
I've only researched this for an hour or so, but here's what I've found on the large units and panels. I don't totally understand how you work them, but not having to reach up to make any adjustments sounds great. If you have one, can you explain this to me? Thanks.
Here's an example of a total shower unit:http://salestores.com/ariels06.html
And here's examples of just the shower panel:http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Massage-Panels/3245/subcat.html?sort=Review+Ratings
The two most important things for me are the deep massage and if I didn't have to reach up at all to make adjustments, which I think these all do. With a handheld one, I will still have to reach up. But other things I would love to have are a filtration system to remove floride and bacteria. These are less important than to just get that deep water massage.
Thanks in advance for any advice or information you can give.