Yoga improved function and reduced symptoms of chronic low-back pain more than a self-care book

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study which determines how yoga reduced symptoms in chronic low-back pain. The study findings suggest that yoga reduced symptoms, but did not improve function more than exercise. The study finds that exercise classes contain warm ups to increase heart rate, repetitions of seven aerobic and ten strengthening exercises and unguided slow, deep breathing. The study also shows that yoga classes were based on viniyoga and focused on relaxation, flexibility and breathing exercises.


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