Myth-busting Back Pain
Myth: Back pain isn’t a big deal.
Fact: It’s the second-most frequent reason people visit the family doctor. The first is upper-respiratory infection.
Myth: Braces are good for sore backs.
Fact: A lumbar back brace is helpful if you need to do heavy lifting. Leaving it on all day weakens muscles and worsens the problem.
Myth: Rest is the cure.
Fact: Bed rest lasting more than one or two days does more harm than good. Those who stay active bounce back faster.