Many people want to stay in bed when their back hurts. For many years, getting bed rest was the normal advice. But studies show that staying in bed longer than 48 hours won’t help. The good news is that lower-back pain often goes away on its own, and people usually recover in a week or two.
Files to download
- Plain English: Bed Rest for Lower-Back Pain (NASS) →
- Spanish: Tratamiento del dolor en la parte baja de la espalda →
- Webpage file: Treating Lower-Back Pain →
- Webpage file: Tratamiento del dolor en la parte baja de la espalda →