From our Healthy Highlights series: Dartmouth-Hitchcock providers Colleen Olson and Dr. Adam Pearson explain why you shouldn’t stay in bed if you have lower back pain. Dr. Pearson says that “people have studied the effect of bed rest, and bed rest does not help your back pain. It will simply prolong how long it takes to go away.” To learn more about taking care of your back, visit To hear more Healthy Highlights episodes, visit