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How can yoga help your back pain?

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Yoga. Many studies show that yoga can help with moderate back pain and depression.

SOURCES:

American Council on Exercise: "What is the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method?"

Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis Today: "Tai Chi Shown to Ease Back Pain."

Balanced Body: "Pilates Origins."

Steven P. Cohen, MD, professor, department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore; director of pain research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC.

Lim, E.  , 2011. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Little, P.  , 2008. BMJ

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "For Low-Back Pain, Yoga More Effective Than Self Care But Not Stretching."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Iyengar Yoga for Chronic Low-Back Pain Shows Promising Results."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

Sherman, K.   2011. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Lynn R. Webster MD, president-elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine; medical director, Lifetree Clinical Research, Salt Lake City.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Council on Exercise: "What is the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method?"

Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis Today: "Tai Chi Shown to Ease Back Pain."

Balanced Body: "Pilates Origins."

Steven P. Cohen, MD, professor, department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore; director of pain research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC.

Lim, E.  , 2011. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Little, P.  , 2008. BMJ

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "For Low-Back Pain, Yoga More Effective Than Self Care But Not Stretching."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Iyengar Yoga for Chronic Low-Back Pain Shows Promising Results."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Low Back Pain Fact Sheet."

Sherman, K.   2011. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Lynn R. Webster MD, president-elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine; medical director, Lifetree Clinical Research, Salt Lake City.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 18, 2018

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