Back Pain? Try Yoga – The New York Times – New York Times

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Back pain can be very tough to deal with. Sometimes people don’t know how it came about other times they know the cause. Many people try many different things to get to a place where they can manage the pain. Pain medications have a lot of side effects that people don’t like and they can become highly addicting. Other treatments can be quite expensive. One thing that is affordable and won’t have side effects is yoga. It is something that has worked wonders for many and that everyone can try.

Key Takeaways:

  • People in the yoga trial enjoyed it more and stuck with it
  • It is forecast effective because it can be done at home with minimal equipment
  • About half the participants on the yoga side reduced their pain medication use

“Yoga works as well as physical therapy for relieving back pain, a randomized trial found.”

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