To Rest or Not to Rest?
The old school mentality for initial recommendations after back injury described a period of bed rest for recovery time. This however, is no longer viewed as beneficial in the healing process as proven by current research. If there is no physical intervention, the muscles of the back can become weak from inactivity, delaying recovery time.
Advance Physical & Aquatic TherapyCurrent studies recommend gentle back stretching and continuing with current day to day activities with modifications to alleviate strain on the back region. Starting an early rehabilitation program has been shown to decrease the healing time.
So keep active and perform gentle stretching activities after insult to the back. The temptation to rest in bed should be avoided.