Jay: Hi, my name is Ed. I had a C5-C6 spine fusion done in July 1996 and due to a car accident in October 2010 I now have 2 herniated discs directly above and below the existing fusion. I am a strong supporter of hydrotherapy. I have a gym membership & ocasionally employ the whirlpool & swimming pool for relief from nerve & back pain and it really does help even if the effect is only temporary. I unfortunately do not get to the gym everyday so the relief is spaced out a few days at a time. It will help you sleep better and relax the flared nerves to the point the pain is drastically reduced after a normal 15-20 minute session and one can go back for more after a half hour or so. The swimming pool will also help even if the temperature is a bit cooler than a whirlpool & simply sitting stationary will help if only for 10 minutes. You need to give it a try and see if it will work for your benefit as it has for many. Good luck.