Advice on Staying Active
Advise patients to stay as active as possible and to
continue normal daily activities.
Advise patients to increase their physical
activities progressively over a few days or weeks.
If a patient is working, then advice to stay at
work or return to work as soon as possible is probably beneficial.
|| Advice to
continue ordinary activity can give equivalent or faster
symptomatic recovery from the acute attack, and lead to less
chronic disability and less time off work than ‘traditional’
medical treatment with analgesics as required, advice to rest
and ‘let pain be your guide’ for return to normal
reactivation over a short period of days or a few weeks,
combined with behavioural management of pain, makes little
difference to the rate of initial recovery of pain and
disability, but leads to less chronic disability and work
|| Advice to return
to normal work within a planned short time may lead to shorter
periods of work loss and less time off work.