Bed rest was looked as necessaryt for back pain relief. Is smart on one level more rest the body can repair , rejuvenate and recharge. Much like a great nights sleep. In lots of cases the bed rest has been prescribed for acute episodes of rheumatoid arthritis, cavitary tuberculosis, acute myocardial infarction, and acute low back pain.
Chapters in video
0:00 Start pf Video
0:58 What happens during bed rest?
3:29 History of bed rest from WWII to the Space Program
6:17 Is bed rest good for bad for back pain relief
7:13 Tom’s plan to combat bed rest and tricks to feel beter with back pain
What happens with bed rest when it is completed too long?
In a really short time frame bed rest can lead to complications resulting:
Joint contractures – Can start in greater than 8 hours reason why morning stiffness
disuse muscle atrophy %15 lack of muscle per week
insulin resistance and we have now to do you want that is what you
Anxiety, depression and disorientation
Bone Density Changes
Urinary Tract infections
How did we study advantages of early movement?
In World War II a shortage of beds resulted in lots of sick having to be forced to walk and be more lively of their recovery. Those patients forced to walk actually improved faster. In early space travel the downside effects of lack of activity and in a weightless environment caused many problems for the astronauts returning in a really healthy population. This was evident when a Russina cosmonaut needed a wheelchair after a time frame in space! How devastating can this be on the less lively or geriatric population. With regard to bed rest the antigravity muscles the trunk and lower extremity those critical to lower back health are affected probably the most. For 3 to five weeks of immobilization could cause %50 of strength to be lost.
How much bed rest is just too much?
The evidence is pretty clear. Deyo a spine researcher found greater than 2 days your prognosis for return to activity became worse when put next to 7 days. It allowed the patients on 2 days to return to work %50 faster. After a 12 months one other study showed within the European Journal of Pain showed after a 12 months those that had prolonged bed rest in early stages of back pain were more disabled at one 12 months than those that were more lively and minimized bed rest.
What to do if you may have acute lower back pain?
Do sit or stand for greater than 20 minutes
Use a lumbar roll when sitting
Walk as tolerated
Proceed to have interaction in low level ADLs as much as possible as even in the event you experience mild pain level and do not increase significant after completion of activities
Check my top three exercises for lower back pain and my video
Reduce or preferably quit smoking which frequently slows tissue healing and excessive use of antiinflammatories that may decelerate healing
Perform Box Respiratory or Square respiration to cut back pain levels, stress and anxiety of current low back pain episode.
DISCLAIMER: In the event you’re experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling down into your arm or hand, or any of those exercises are making your condition worse I strongly encourage you to go get it checked out by a neighborhood doctor or physical therapist. The exercises I present on this video are very general and will of is probably not indicated on your specific problem. You’re encouraged to hunt local help from knowledgeable who can recommend treatment specific to your individual needs
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