Rest allows some damaged structures to recover. Rest use to be used to try and heal back injuries. Studies have proven that too much rest will be detrimental as muscle deconditioning results. For acute onset lower back pain, rest may be indicated for a day or two. However, rest is beneficial after an endurance activity for muscle recovery.

For more information on orthopedic spine treatment options, please contact Dr. Corenman at his Vail, Colorado office at 970-479-5895.

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About the Author:

Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.