NIH Reports Back Pain Improves Better with Yoga

June 16, 2016

There are so many yoga stretches and warm ups that help my back stay happy.  Here is some research that found the same is true for others.

  • One NCCIH-funded study of 90 people with chronic low-back pain found that participants who practiced Iyengar yoga had significantly less disability, pain, and depression after 6 months.


  • In a 2011 study, also funded by NCCIH, researchers compared yoga with conventional stretching exercises or a self-care book in 228 adults with chronic low-back pain. The results showed that both yoga and stretching were more effective than a self-care book for improving function and reducing symptoms due to chronic low-back pain.

  • Conclusions from another 2011 study of 313 adults with chronic or recurring low-back pain suggested that 12 weekly yoga classes resulted in better function than usual medical care.

What are you waiting for?  It's time to join a weekly yoga class.  Lisa teaches 3 classes in Framingham on Tuesday 6pm, Beginner Yoga, Thursday, 6pm Moderate Yoga and Saturday, 9am Senior Yoga. Contact Lisa for more info.  Private yoga classes are also available..

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