YogaYoga is another way to stay active
and get help with relaxation and managing stress. Small studies suggest that yoga classes may help people with chronic low back pain control their symptoms and stay more active.5, 6 It is not clear
whether yoga is more helpful than other activity or treatment for chronic low back
pain. There are different types of yoga. Talk to your
doctor before you start a yoga program.
Here are some other treatment choices to think about:
Back schoolBack school teaches you all about back care, how to stand and sit, and how to move your body in a safer way.
Radiofrequency ablation of nerves. This may reduce chronic
low back pain in some people by preventing pain signals from reaching the
brain. It is sometimes used for pain from problems with the small joints in the
spine called facet joints.
An intrathecal pain pump. This is a small tube inserted under the
skin and deeper tissues along the midline of the back and into the spinal canal. The tube connects to a
small reservoir of medicine inserted under the skin of your belly. The medicine
is regularly delivered to the area of pain through the tube.