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Why rest sometimes makes our back pain worse


OUR HEALTH ADVICE - Do nothing, no longer move, count on a night's rest to calm the pain… On the contrary, it is necessary to practice an adapted physical activity.

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'man as man can not live horizontally.

His rest, his sleep, is most often a fall. "

This quote from Gaston Bachelard is not a simple metaphor: it happens that rest is a false friend of the suffering body.

Admittedly, it generally relieves pathologies of mechanical origin: tendonitis, sprains, arthritis attacks…

“But it sometimes produces the opposite effect,”

specifies Dr. Yves Demarais, rheumatologist and specialist in sports medicine.

Certain resting positions - sitting, lying, standing still - can increase pain by exerting special pressure on the joint.

This phenomenon is exacerbated if secondary inflammation produces periarticular edema, that is, the production of fluid that forces surrounding tissue.

It is then necessary to move, change position to drop the mechanical and hydrostatic pressure and find a better water balance.

Applying ice also helps reduce congestion. ”

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Source: lefigaro

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