Our expert says:
You do need to avoid activities that place great strain on the back. Provided you concentrate on your posture and with proper exercise - the chances of further immediate degeneration are small. I would advise you to consult with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for specific exercises and care if necessary. During the daytime - we dehydrate and there is progressive loss of fluid in our joints. At night we recover and hydration takes place - the fluid lost on the joint spaces is replaced, but due to the relative inactivity in the resting position - the joints become "stiff" especially in areas of injury, instability etc... A little movement after arising usually dimishes this stiffness as the joint recover its functional state.
Chiropractic care may indeed relieve some of these symptoms.
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