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Does bed rest help with low back strain?

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No matter what people tell you, bed rest doesn't work. People used to think that the best treatment for low back strain was to lie on your back until you felt better. But studies show it doesn't help. In fact, after taking it easy for a day or two, you should usually start light physical activity.

From: Low Back Strain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Low Back Pain: Tips on Pain Relief and Prevention." 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, "Low Back Pain." 

Rouzier, P., second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Low Back Pain: Tips on Pain Relief and Prevention." 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, "Low Back Pain." 

Rouzier, P., second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

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