Taking it Easy is Not the way to Respond to Back Pain
Friday, January 30, 2015 09:24 PM

Many believe that they should take it easy when back pain strikes, but believe it or not, that is usually not the best prescription.

Experts are increasingly saying that it is important to stay active in spite of back problems. Spine Magazine's August 1, 2012 edition reports that when advice to stay active was given to workers on medical leave due to lower back pain, it increased their chances of returning to work.

The Arthritis Foundation states that the best way to keep joints healthy for a lifetime is to keep them moving. The worst thing a person can do is to go for several months without getting in a good workout. This is equally as true for the joints in the spinal column as it is for the knees or elbows.

For individuals who experience back pain taking it easy for a few weeks may seem like the logical thing to do. But the evidence is pretty clear suggesting that this may be the worst thing they can do for their spinal health.

Source:  http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/sponsor-story/oasis-medical-and-wellness-group/2014/12/11/taking-easy-way-respond-back-pain/20253825/