Most people's first thought when having lower back pain is to take it easy and stay in bed, giving their back a rest from life's everyday activities, giving it time to heal itself. Now, researchers and doctors are telling their patients differently. Dr. Press is quoted, "we're almost always better moving than not moving. Structures in your back get their nutrition from movement; they have no real vascular system and are supplied with blood by motion, soaking it up like little sponges." Now, for those suffering from lower back pain, it seems as if staying in bed is not the best option.
What do you think about this advice? If you experience lower back pain, do you find that continuing on with life's everyday activities make the pain better or worse?
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