New Twist on Back Pain Treatment-Yoga

February 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Feb2006, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p3
The article discusses a study which compared the effects of aerobic exercise, self-help book and viniyoga on patients with low back pain. Back-pain patient were randomly assigned to one of the three treatment groups and were interviewed after 6, 12 and 14 weeks. At the conclusion of each treatment, patients from the yoga group scored significantly better compared with those in the aerobic and self-help book groups.


Related Articles

  • Yoga and stretching exercises beneficial for chronic low back pain.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;10/31/2011, Vol. 21, p1487 

    The article reports on a study which examines the effectiveness of yoga to manage chronic low back pain. Findings reveal that patients who performed yoga achieved a superior result than those who engaged in self-care book as treatment. However, the study indicates that yoga was not as effective...

  • News and our views.  // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;May2010, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p4 

    This section offers news briefs related to medical studies. A study published in the September 2009 issue of "Spine," indicated that lyengar yoga can help in chronic back pain management. Another study revealed that several drugs used for high blood pressure treatment can be used for reducing...

  • Review: Yoga reduces low back pain and back-specific disability. Cramer, H.; Harper, Diane M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 8, pJC13 

    The article discusses a review-based study that determined efficacy of yoga for patients with low back pain, and states that results of the study suggested that the yoga was able to reduce short-term and long-term pain and back-specific disability in adult patients. It also presents several...

  • Does yoga speed healing for patients with low back pain? Graves, Nathan; Krepcho, Martin; Mayo, Helen G. // Journal of Family Practice;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p661 

    This article examines whether yoga can speed healing for patients with low back pain. It notes that the use of yoga is consistent with recommendations for activity, as tolerated, for patients with low back pain. Literature evaluating the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain is scant, so it is...

  • Therapeutic Application of Iyengar Yoga for Healing Chronic Low Back Pain. Williams, Kimberly; Steinberg, Lois; Petronis, John // International Journal of Yoga Therapy;2003, Issue 13, p55 

    Low back pain is a significant public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. It places a substantial burden on the workforce and the health care system. 1 It has proven very difficult to treat, and it is one of the most commonly reported reasons for the use of complementary and...

  • Lift Away Back Pain.  // Prevention;May2009, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p81 

    The article discusses the benefits of weight training over aerobic exercise for relief of back pain. Training with weights targets specific muscle groups to strengthen them. Strength training three times a week is recommended for reducing back pain while aerobic exercise reduces weight and...

  • Yoga better for chronic back pain and associated depression.  // BackCare Journal;Winter2009, p4 

    The article reports on the study conducted by researchers at West Virginia University which determines the benefits of yoga to relieve back pain and depression.

  • Smarten Up Your Workouts. Freinkel, Susan // Health (Time Inc. Health);Jun99, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p70 

    Suggests ways on how to incorporate exercise into the lifestyle of busy women. List of benefits derived from exercising; Advice on several methods for aerobics, strength training and flexibility which require little time; Suggestions for heart-thumping exercises.

  • New Twist on Back Pain. Lawson, Willow // Psychology Today;May/Jun2006, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p20 

    The article presents information on the findings of a study in Seattle, Washington in 2006 on the effect of low-impact viniyoga on back pain. The population of people in the U.S. who are suffering chronic back pain is 65 million. Yogis experienced less discomfort after six months attending yoga...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics