Hi all, I just wanted to tell you all how beneficial I have found swimming and water hydro therapy.
I was lucky to meet a retired back surgeon on a Saturday market a few weeks back, she noticed I had mobility problems and enquired and I explained to her. She suggested that I swim backwards because of the fusion in my back and she recommended I went to the health clubs or gyms as the water their will be warmer.
I thought about it and researched and I found a place not far from home, I had to get the doctor to sign that I am allowed to swim and do water based physio work.
I have to say while the pain is still there, I fell better for going, with the added bonus of the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
It has proved to be very beneficial and I get to have a social life which is very helpful, I know it is not cheap finding x amount every month, however it is definitely worth a try.
So I highly recommend it, I have already prior to starting swimming, cut back on my mess drastically.
Give it a go speak to your doctor.