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Which is Better for Back Pain - Rest or Active?

Which is Better for Back Pain - Rest or Active?


What is Active vs. Rest Recovery?


Active Recovery is the act of performing light exercise after an injury.

Rest Recovery, on the other hand, is the act of giving your body sufficient rest and time to recover from an injury. This can be done by using passive recovery methods like massage and stretching.

Possible benefits of active exercise include increased range of motion, increased muscle strength, improved motor control, improved balance and coordination, decreased anxiety levels, and increased self-esteem. Possible benefits of rest include reduced levels of stress; decreased risk of injury; and a reduction in the chance of injury.


Rest or Active - Which One is Better for Back Pain?


The idea that rest and active lifestyles each have their own set of pros and cons has been debated for decades. The truth is, it doesn't matter which one you choose as both provide their own benefits.

The argument for rest:

Rest can help to heal your muscles and reduce inflammation. It can also help to prevent accidents by giving your mind some down time while also helping your body to recover faster.

The argument for active:

Exercise offers mental clarity, better sleep, increased energy levels, weight loss, improved motor control.




It depends! If you have severe back pain, then resting might be the way to go. However, if your back pain is mild or moderate, then moving will help reduce your discomfort.

The active recovery is a good way to maintain the fitness level. It helps the muscles to recover faster. The rest recovery is better for people who are not able to perform strenuous exercise.

The best way to recover from an injury is to do active recovery with rest periods in between.



Dr. Arthit Hongvanit M.D. Orthopaedics.

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