Re: slipped disk
Well that depends on what you mean by bed rest. Your back can heal and it can heal while you go about your life, with care. The disc may heal on it's own or it may not. Time will only tell for you on this.
If you are one that does a lot of standing all day or doing any moderate or heavy lifting.. you are drastically decreasing your odds of not keeping that disc staying protected from further damage.
Your doctor should go over proper techniques for you to learn and lean well. Once you get them down.. you can do them without thinking. Such as the alignment of your spine at all times, especially when sitting, standing, getting up and down, walking up/down stairs, etc. Proper spine position is really important, and that you also minimize any bending, lifting, twisting of your spine.
This doesn't mean you can't do them, but you must learn the proper ways to do so.
I would bring this up with your spine doctor and see what is suggested.
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Last edited by Justoneofus; 11-23-2007 at 10:17 PM.