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Any questions: Physical activity is best for back pain

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7111.0f (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:f
  1. Malcolm I V Jayson, professor of rheumatology
  1. Manchester

    Several of my patients who suffer with low back pain and stiffness tell me that swimming or static cycling temporarily ease their symptoms. What is the explanation for this?

    The traditional recommendation for people with back problems is periods of bed rest until they resolve. We now know that advice is wrong, and indeed …

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