Learn about ten common myths of low back pain.
1) Rest helps: While it is generally a good idea not to overdo, there is no evidence that rest helps and there is good evidence that outcomes are better when activity is encouraged.
2) Degenerative Disk Disease: While degenerative disk disease does suggest wear and tear, it is present it virtually everyone beyond 35 years of age. Its mere presence does not in and of itself mean that it is the source of your pain. Ten Common Myths of Low Back Pain
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