Using hydrotherapy as part of a treatment plan for neck or back pain

Since ancient times, hydrotherapy, which is treatment that uses water, has been a commonly used method to treat a wide variety of common ailments, including neck and back pain. While people in the past might have needed to seek out the nearest hot spring in order to take advantage of hydrotherapy’s benefits, modern technology has made it incredibly easy for you to enjoy the same positive results.

As you research treatment options for neck and back pain and work with your doctor to develop an effective treatment plan, Laser Spine Institute wants to help you become a more educated and confident patient. If you have any questions about your condition or the treatment options we can offer, you can always contact a member of our caring team.

Benefits of hydrotherapy

There are many different settings that can offer the benefits of hydrotherapy, ranging from a pool or hot tub at the gym or a physical therapist’s office, to your own bath tub. That’s because varying combinations of water movement speed and water temperature can soothe and strengthen your body in a number of ways. For instance, the soft jets of hot water in a spa can reduce inflammation and pain in your neck, back and joints.

You can also use the natural resistance that water provides to try performing aerobic exercises that strengthen muscles, increase blood flow and improve flexibility. Even taking a hot bath at the end of a stressful day can ease tension in your neck and back and reduce pain.

Learn more about hydrotherapy and other forms of treatment

If you’re interested in the benefits of hydrotherapy to treat your neck or back pain, it’s important to speak with your doctor. He or she can help you learn more about the types of water treatments that might help ease the symptoms of your spinal condition.

However, if hydrotherapy, physical therapy or other conservative treatments haven’t eased your pain and other symptoms over the course of weeks or months and you are starting to consider surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute today. You can learn more about the benefits of our minimally invasive spine surgery that is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open neck or back procedures.^

Our team is happy to help you receive a review of your MRI or CT scan, provided at no cost,* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.