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First Hydrotherapy Session- Nervous!

Hi my name is Carrianne and I'm 21 years old, I am suffering with extreme lower back pain for two and a half years, have been through loads of MRI's CT scans X rays, etc and no one seems to have any answers for me- have also seen orthapaedic surgeons, specialists, pain clinics, etc and nothing has eased the pain I'm in- in fact it is still getting worse if anything!

Anyway I am trying hydrotherapy for the first time tomorrow morning and am wondering if people have had it and what their experieneces of it have been as I am quite nervous about several things- getting in and out of the pool using a hoist, whether it will do more harm than good, general nervousness about my body shape due to lack of movement for so long I have gained weight and am very consious of it.

If anyone can tell me their experieneces, good or bad I would love to get some feedback before I go tomorrow.

Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this and/or reply :)


  • Hydrotherapy is the best way to move with the least amount of stress to the body. Will you need to use the hoist or can you use stairs into the pool? Just curious, but I've seen the hoist used quite a number of times and it is very gentle. Don't worry about the weight gain - probably whoever is there is facing similar issues. You'll still want to take it easy because you may still be sore afterward. Good luck.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
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