Health & Fitness
JOHNS CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY
The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Will Bed Rest Truly Relieve My Pain?” LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN
In the old days, when you hurt your back, your doctor told you to go on bed rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned since those days and modern treatments focus on avoiding bed rest. Engaging in proper movements and postures as well as a gradual return to activities is more successful in controlling pain and allowing you to return to normal activities quicker. is not an effective treatment for pain but may actually delay you from recovering. Advice to stay active and to continue with modified activities results in a faster return to work, less chronic disability and fewer recurring problems. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to the structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your bones (vertebrae), have a poor blood supply relying on body movements and activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less nutrients are able to supply the structures in the spine to keep them healthy.
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