Advice to rest in bed versus advice to stay active for acute low-back pain and sciatica

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to determine the effects of advice to rest in bed or stay active for patients with acute low-back pain or sciatica. The following comparisons will be made:

  • Bed rest versus staying active

  • Bed rest versus other treatments (besides staying active)

  • Shorter periods of bed rest versus longer periods of bed rest

  • Staying active versus other treatments (besides bed rest)

  • Comparison between different forms of advice to stay active (e.g. avoiding bedrest, staying active)