Don’t recommend bed rest for more than 48 hours when treating low back pain.
|Rationale and Comments:||In patients with low back pain, bed rest exceeding 48 hours in duration has not been shown to be of benefit.|
|References:||• Dahm KT, Brurberg KG, Jamtvedt G, Hagen KB. Advice to rest in bed versus advice to stay active for acute low-back pain and sciatica. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jun 16;(6):CD007612.
• North American Spine Society. Acute low back pain [Internet]. Blue Ridge (IL): North American Spine Society; 2009. [cited 2012 November 7]. Available from: http://www.knowyourback.org/Pages/SpinalConditions/LowBackPain/Acute.aspx.