Again Pain Got You Down? Yoga Is A Superb Alternative To Bodily Remedy : Shots

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Posestoggle caption Comstock ImagesIf you’re tired of popping pain medicine for your lower back pain, yoga may be a good alternative.
New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain.
The participants in the yoga and physical therapy groups had about the same amount of improvement in pain and functioning over time.
Another group was assigned 15 physical therapy (PT) visits.
Saper says he chose to compare the effects of yoga with physical therapy because “PT is the most common referral that physicians make for patients with back pain.

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