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Is Bed Rest Good For Your Back Pain?

Find Out How To Wake WITHOUT Aches

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. Consistent findings show that bed rest 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, fewer nutrients are able to supply the structures in the spine to keep them healthy.

Elite Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica Is B d Rest Good For Your Back P in? Bed rest and inactivity are known to weaken muscles and bones. Exercise increases strength and flexibility of the muscles. It also aides in healing, by increasing blood flow to the painful area. When treating back pain, Elite Physical Therapists put a plan together to ease you back to doing pain-free activities while protecting your spine. Through a thorough evaluation, we can determine the source of your pain and work with your physician to alleviate your back pain quickly.

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to Elite Physical Therapy instead of lying in bed at home we will help relieve your pain faster, and return you to the activities you love quickly. Success is built on quick results and empowering you with the knowledge to prevent future back injuries. If your back is achy or painful, call us today to learn more about how you can return to a pain-free, active and healthy lifestyle.

a treatment focus on a variety of gentle, safe manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage and mobilization to relieve muscular spasms and pain, manual stretching and manipulation to restore mobility and range of motion, and postural realignment. In addition, we know the importance of strengthening and training your core muscles to build long-term spinal stability. By coming

Patient Results

“I highly recommend Elite!” “I woke up to very intense pain one morning upon visiting my doctor and he recommended Elite Physical Therapy. My first appointment at Elite, I could hardly turn my head to the left or lift my arm. My Elite Physical Therapist guided me through stretches and exercises that were challenging at the beginning. Ten visits later, I’m feeling close to 100%. Elite Physical Therapy has a great team from the therapists to the front office staff. I highly recommend Elite. Thanks so much!” G.R. Featured Provider: South Coun “Elite Physical Therapy is very available, open and easy to book patients. They provide a wide range of treatments: PT, OT, and balance. Their staff’s communication is fantastic! Every patient that I’ve sent them have reported that they were very happy with the care they received.” South County Hospital Family Medicine offers family’s with quality primary care, plus something more: broad medical expertise that lets us focus on you as a whole person, through every stage of life (“womb to tomb”) and within the context of your family’s health.

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It’s The Best Time For Elite Physical Therapy

The weather is finally getting nicer. Its time top get out and enjoy life. We can put a spring in your step. Do you have aches and pains that keep you on the sidelines? We can get you moving like you should. Not sure if Elite Physical Therapy can help? Call to schedule a Free Consult with a licensed Elite Physical Therapist now and address those “aches/pains” that are slowing you down.

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Exercise Essential Try this simple exercise to relieve back pain...




Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction.

The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Elite Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body!

Minor aches and pains are warning signals from your body to let you know something is not working properly. Don’t put off the pain until it’s too late. Come in today for a “Tune-Up.”

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

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