3 Myths about Back Pain Debunked by some Truths

Back pain is one of the most common complaints every patient reports at Care Axis. Back pain impacts a major part of your lifestyle and it can also control your life as well. When you undergo an enhanced understanding, physiotherapists have determined many myths about back pain and have debunked those with some facts below. 

  • If you are suffering from lower back pain, always stay in bed

When the back pain takes place, the most common instinct is to rest, avoid any kind of movement and being patient for the pain to pass away. But researchers have shown that staying active and performing gentle exercises can help in eliminating the lower back pain. As a matter of fact, our natural instinct stops us from moving and to protect our spine that can actually cause abnormal movement and pain. If you are still not sure what kind of exercises cater to elimination of lower back pain, consult with CareAxis and let us guide you.

  • Discs can slip out of place

Between the vertebrae of the spine lay the soft discs that let the spine be flexible and absorb all the shocks. There was a time when doctors and physiotherapists claimed to the patients that their discs may have slipped, but that is not actually correct. There are very rare and secure cases of the discs being slipped out of place. Discs can bulge or tear a bit, but these injuries never cause any permanent damage and may heal easily. This may not cause even any pain at all.

  • More pain means severe damage

Back pain that is severe and may strike all of a sudden and with no warning can scare the hell out of the patient. If it happens, know that it may not be a very serious injury. But as a matter of fact, the spine is surrounded by nerves is a special and sensitive area of the body and any kind of pain caused can have strong effects with no significant damage. A small ligament sprain or muscle tear can cause a lot of pain and is very common symptom for the intense pain to slow down. Sometimes it even takes 2 to 3 weeks which can be triggered by changes in your movement patterns as a response to this pain and not the original injury itself.