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Staying active may help low back pain

A recent study examined whether receiving professional guided advice during disability helped injured workers with low back pain return to work more quickly. Researchers hypothesize that a medical professional's advice to remain active makes the claimant more positive and optimistic about their diagnosis. This optimism decreases mental stress, spinal loading and risk of injury. "The milder the case of low back pain the easier the healing," said Dr. Shiao. "The body is always on the mend and can compensate quickly for an injured area. If sufficient blood flow is maintained through active but careful movement and the patient is generally positive, a mild case of low back pain can resolve on its own." Source: Daily Rx