By Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh
We chiropractors used to tell our lower back pain patients to stay in bed until they got better. However, in recent years we noticed that this model of home care was not the best advise for our patients.
Because our body is basically created by design to move, we need to understand that a lot of our body's functions are dependent on our movement to preform well. By design, each function creates new functions that are essential for our wellness and healing. Even medical doctors realized this, so after each surgery they ask their patients to move and walk as soon as they can. So even in the worse cases, we tell our patients to start walking after two or three days.
Last month I experienced the worst back pain in my life; now one thing is telling some else to get out bed after two or three days and another thing is doing it myself so I had to do what I preach based on what I knew was the best thing to do!
Although it was very difficult for me to get up and walk, even with help of a cane, I did it. To my astonishment, healing accelerated to the point that a few days later I could go back to work, see patients and even perform chiropractic adjustments!
If you watch the video below, it may shed some light on this issue.
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