How Hydrotherapy Can Help

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Anyone suffer from lower back pain out there? How do you manage lower back pain? Does your hot tub help with the pain?

Here are some comments from our customers:

  • “Oh yes it does!!! Powerful jets massage my whole back, the heat soothes sore muscles. Our Jacuzzi is wonderful”
  • “New Jacuzzi owners and bought it because of my chronic back problems…it has helped.”
  • “its a blessing- with or without back troubles.great to de-stress, relax & unwind.”

According to survey results released in 2012 by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)1 nearly two-thirds of Americans experience low back at some point in their lives.

Anyone who owns a Jacuzzi® hot tub knows that the warm-water therapy feels incredibly soothing on tender or tense back muscles, and it can also be an effective way to gain some control over lower back pain. Hydrotherapy revs up circulation to soothe muscles and relieve pain symptoms faster. It also promotes spine flexibility; stiffness of the spine, from sitting too much, for example, is often identified as a cause of lower back pain.

Our research convinced us that a hydrotherapeutic massage from hot tub jets may be a good tactic for overcoming lower back pain:

  • A study comparing hydrotherapy and land-based exercise for lower back pain stated that both are helpful, but “hydrotherapy seems to be better for spinal flexibility.” The Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, Vol. 13, Issue 04, Dec. 2010
  • Applied heat expands blood vessels, improves circulation, helps to relax muscles and reduce pain, according to an article about hydrotherapy and pain relief2 on The American Cancer Society’s site. “Warm water in the form of a bath, massaging water jets, or hot tub also provides relaxation and stress relief,” it says, and… “An analysis of studies done on hydrotherapy for lower back pain suggested that it might be helpful, although further studies are needed.”
  • Other studies have also concluded that while more research is needed, “hydrotherapy currently remains an attractive treatment modality for low back pain to improve aerobic conditioning and initiate spinal stabilizing efforts.”

The APTA recommends learning strategies for preventing and relieving back pain (72 percent of those surveyed use pain medication to relieve their symptoms). Jacuzzi hot tub hydrotherapy encourages the body to use its own responses to handle back pain. With a Jacuzzi hot tub in your backyard, you can fight chronic pain with regular hydrotherapy sessions, and feel better naturally.