Most people, when suffering from back pain, tend to take prolonged bed rest hoping that it would cure their back pain. But it was mentioned in top journals that bed during back pain can be counteractive. Many leading doctors and researchers have proved that taking prolonged bed rest during your back pain can be counterproductive. Thus the specialist in our city such as Spine Surgeons In Chennai does not suggest taking long periods of bed rest during any sort of back and neck discomfort.
There are several ways in which bed rests for a longer duration can potentially turn out to be harmful to you. It will lead to deconditioning of your paraspinal muscles leading to atrophy(reduction in muscle mass). It’s a long-term effect that you should not ignore at any cost. Moreover, your back paraspinal muscles will become incapable of enduring compressive loads. That may result in us in loss of back curvature (Lumbar lordosis) will end up having flatback.
If we have lower back pain or Sciatica, we should stay a bit active to strengthen our paraspinal muscles with our pain permission. Walking, stretching, a specialist-guided/supervised back muscle strengthening exercise program, and yoga poses can be of great help.
Additionally, a good massage/ manipulation by a manual therapist followed by refreshing ice therapy will be very useful in relieving those strained paraspinal muscles. Thus Best Spine Surgeons In Chennai recommend low-impact physical exercises to cope with Sciatica.
This is a serious condition and it is best to be preventive of such conditions, as the treatment gets more complex and it may end up having a need for surgical intervention if the condition gets severe. It is best to consult us one among the Top 10 Spine Surgeons In Chennai if you face prolonging sciatica or general back pain issues. If you delay your visit to a spine doctor, then you are probably going to face serious repercussions especially in the later years of your life.
Dr. Vignesh Pushparaj MBBS.,D Ortho., AO FISS, FISS(Netherland & USA)
Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon