• Rationale and Comments

    In patients with low back pain, bed rest has not been shown to be beneficial and has been shown to delay recovery.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • North American Spine Society


    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


    • Orthopedic


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    • Abdel Shaheed C, Maher CG, Williams KA, McLchlan AJ. Interventions available over the counter and advice for acute low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pain. 2014;15(1):2-15.
    • Casser HR, Seddigh S, Rauschmann M. Acute lumbar back pain. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2016;113(13):223-234.