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First Aquatic Back Therapy Session in the Books

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Yesterday I had my first in-water therapy session for my back.  I’m a little stiff today.  Following a recent MRI I was diagnosed with arthritis, narrowing of the gaps between the vertebrae and a couple of discs slightly bulging.  Somewhere in there a nerve pinches once in awhile and puts me down with massive back spasms and insane stabbing pain.

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My latest back doc recommended aquatic therapy for the back, to strengthen my core and help relieve some pressure on the lower vertebrae.  It was an interesting session.  I was in a small pool with a moving floor.  The doc had me do core exercises like walking in the water, forward, backward, sideways.  He even turned on jets to provide more resistance.  I also did some kind of water weightlifting and resistance training.

At the end I did a relaxation session where I floated vertically to let gravity help the back loosen.  It was not a difficult session and I had to remind the doc that when my back isn’t tweaked, I’m pretty much 95% and no pain.  That said I can have some stiffness in the morning or after sitting for a while.  The doc told me I did great and can “take a lot more” than most people, so he will be working me harder in the next session.  Bring it on.

He also said if I tweak the back to call or text him and get in the water right away.  He says some water therapy can get rid of the spasms quickly.  I have my doubts on that, but the next time I tweak it I’ll be giving that a shot.

 

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