Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Back-pain treatment full of misconceptions

Good tips for activity and lower back pain ...

"Don't take low-back pain lying down.

That's the message public health officials, employers and doctors are spreading about one of the leading causes of disability.

Doctors often used to prescribe bed rest for low-back pain. But research in recent years has concluded that the best thing you can do for low-back pain is to stay active and, possibly, stay away from medical specialists.

"There is this misconception that people with back pain shouldn't do anything, that exercise will cause more damage," says Jill Hayden, a research fellow at Toronto's Institute for Work and Health."   continued ...   (Via Detroit News)

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