Re: when you rest or take it easy does it help your back
Hey, Aloha Jason,
This is only the first post that I have read of yours and I have no idea about if, how many or what kind of diagnostics you have been through with your doctors, but I am going to take a stab at it anyway. This is a sound theory that if you get into a comfortable position and rest, your pain may decrease.
I cannot speculate as to what may be causing your pain, and what may work for me, may not work for you. That is, maybe I can alleviate my pain by lying on my side, and you may not be able to lie on your side at all. I have found that if I get too comfortable for too long in one position, I may have to move around a little to get loosened up again.
When you said that you donít have a lot of leg pain, sometimes, but not much, it sounds like you may have some nerve involvement, but again, I donít know anything about your injury, or how long you have been suffering, so you ask, why the heck am I responding with such an esoteric and vague offering? Just to let you know that you are not alone, back pain is such a pain to figure out sometimes, but never doubt yourself, you are doing the right thing by educating yourself here and with other peoples experiences maybe you can find some relief, hang in there, I wish you well.
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