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Bed Rest - An Unhealthy Choice For Back Pain

Relying on bed rest to remedy your back pain and other musculoskeletal ailments is not only likely to NOT improve your condition, but instead, could actually worsen it. A group of researchers evaluated 39 trials on bed rest as a treatment for a number of health conditions. In trials investigating bed rest following a medical procedure, 24 trials did not result in significant improvements and 8 trials actually resulted in a worsening of the condition. The other 15 trials evaluated bed rest as the primary treatment for a number of health conditions. Again, none of the trials resulted in significant improvement and 9 resulted in a worsening of the condition. If your health care professional recommends bed rest for those aches and pain, it might be time for a second opinion.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Allen C, Glasziou P, Del Mar C. Bed rest: a potentially