Specializing in Spine, Sports & Physical Medicine

Low Back and Neck Pain

What is the best way to treat acute neck and low back pain? It might surprise you.

For decades bed rest was the preferred method of treatment for acute or recent onset back pain. Over the past two decades, scientists have looked very closely at this recommendation. The truth of the matter is that more than a few days of bed rest slows the recovery process.

Many different countries have come out with guidelines or recommendations for treatment of acute back pain. All have concluded that patients are to be advised to stay active and continue normal activities including work if possible, instead of passive interventions. Bed rest is discouraged, and suggested only if the pain is severe, and then only for a couple of days.

Acute and Chronic Neck and Low Back Conditions

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Spondylolysis
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