Wake Without An Ache

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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.

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