Hi I am new here my name is Connie. Can anyone explain too me how aquatic therapy helps herniated and degenerative disks. My Neurosurgeon ordered the aquatic therapy for my C-spine and the water has to be over 90 degrees. I have a heating pad and that made the pain and numbness worse. I know water therapy is great for muscle pain, but that is not my problem. I don't get it. Am I missing something?