Back Pain Myth 1 – Moving will make my back pain worse
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) have produced a series of evidence based myth busters to tackle the common myths surrounding back pain.
The CSP are busting myths about back pain and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back.
Myth 1 – Moving will make my back pain worse
Although it is true that some movements can be uncomfortable when you have back pain, it is well established that returning to movement and work as soon as you are able, is better for recovery and preventing recurrence than bed rest.
This is not a new concept by any means, but it is an unfortunate misconception which is continues to endure, due in part, to the complex nature of pain.
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