Exercise, Not Rest, Helps Cure Long-term Back Pain

by VR Sreeraman on  September 23, 2011 at 2:28 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Doing more exercise is the best way to beat the agonising long-term back pain and not by resting, confirms a study.

Research showed those who were as active as possible recovered far more quickly and were not left depressed.
 Exercise, Not Rest, Helps Cure Long-term Back Pain
Exercise, Not Rest, Helps Cure Long-term Back Pain

Patricia Olaya-Contreras, a researcher of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, randomly advised 109 patients to either "stay active even though it hurts" or "adjust your activity to the pain".

The results showed that the active group recovered more quickly and did not feel depressed.

"If you don't keep moving, it's easy to get locked into a downward spiral," the Daily Express quoted Olaya-Contreras as saying.

Source: ANI

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I agree. Staying active is a way of saying no to back pain. It will not only help you feel better, but can give you a sense of confidence. Dr Tim
DrTim Friday, September 23, 2011

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