If you suffer from chronic back pain, you’ve probably scoured the internet plenty of times in search for advice on how to manage your condition. You’ve also probably stumbled across a myth or two. Today we highlight three common myths when it comes to dealing with back pain.
Myth No 1: Exercise Worsens Back Pain
While it’s true that you should always follow “doctor’s orders”, moderate exercise, such as stretching, walking, yoga and swimming is usually good for most types of back pain. Avoiding physical inactivity can cause your back muscles to become de-conditioned and weak. Always seek professional advice before starting any new fitness routine and if your pain does worsen, stop.
Myth No 2: Back Pain is an Expected Part of Ageing
Growing older does make us more prone to certain types of back problems but you shouldn’t simply accept back pain as a normal part of ageing. If you are suffering from untreated or worsening back pain, then seek professional help – no matter what your age.
Myth No 3: Bed Rest is Best
While a day or two in bed may help your back pain in the short term, extended periods of inactivity are likely to make your muscles weak and stiff. Staying in bed for long periods of time can also have an impact on your emotional well-being.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today.
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From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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