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Hot Tub?

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:30 pm

:?: Is the hot tub good for sciatica pain?

Postby Paul » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:36 pm


Yes, hot tubs are good for temporarily relieving all types of back pain.

Just don't use heat if you have a recent injury that may have some swelling since the heat causes fluids to expand. You'll just make the swelling and pain worse.

Ice works best to reduce swelling and inflamation.

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Be careful...

Postby krd » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:59 am

Hello and welcome to the forum. I too had a sever case of sciatica back in April of this year. It took me almost 3 months before I could do the basic stretches found in Dean's book. I have a hot tub and I can tell you that there were times that it seemed to help, however, during the early on stages of sciatica, the heat did nothing but inflame the injury. I was afraid to get back into the tub until my pain was virtually gone. Now it is a "heaven sent". I use it all of the time when ever I feel any tightness in my lower back. Remember take it easy in the beginning, walking is the best exercise and only when it doesn't hurt. I hope that you heal soon.

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