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

Evans, Arthur T.; Hadler, Nortin M.
July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on how yoga reduced symptoms of chronic low back pain more than a self-care book. According to the author, any difference in biomechanical exposure among the yoga and exercise groups clearly pales next to the difference in therapeutic context. The author states that the differences in outcomes between the yoga and self-care book groups were very modest and could easily be attributed to differences in the placebo effect and the participants' expectations of success.


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