If you’re experiencing back pain, you may think that the best way to resolve your pain is to stop moving. However, the opposite is often the case. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to talk about the importance of movement for your overall health and the pain you are experiencing.
How Movement can Help with Your Back Pain
When most people injure their back, their first instinct is to rest, sit down, and move as little as possible to allow their back to heal. While this may seem like a logical course of action, it’s actually not the best way to resolve your back pain. Being active is a much better way to reduce pain in your back (as well as other areas of your body).
Now, there are some caveats to remember. If you’ve seriously injured your back, you shouldn’t push yourself beyond your limits. Don’t go powerlifting or running a marathon. Just do your best to stand up, walk around, and do some light cardio as you’re able. This will significantly help your back pain as you recover.
If you’re recovering from surgery, you should always follow the explicit instructions of your surgeon. If they tell you to rest in bed for a week, you should follow their instructions.
Get Moving with Physical Therapy
With three decades of experience and relationships with over 600 local providers, the physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have all the skills needed to address you issues. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best possible physical therapy services to each and every one of our patients. Give our physical therapists a call today to learn more about how working with a therapist can help reduce your pain. Our primary clinics are located in Minneapolis and Edina, but we also work with patients in the surrounding Twin Cities suburbs.