... my abdomine causing pain mostly in my lower back and side right now. I was an avid exerciser and now my doctor says no exercise not even walking for 3 months. He said I can go in a pool. Isn't pool aerobics exercise? And I honestly don't know what adhesions even are. My doctor, although very good in his field, does not feel it necessary to answer all my questions. He just says do this or don't do that. I feel like my life has been turned upside down. I'm in good physical shape but what will no exercise (except going in a pool) do. Will I get weak from lack of exercise daily? I'm retired and going to the gym was my social life.