Got that stubborn back pain that just wont go away or give you any relief? Yoga may be that solution your looking for. While there is a lack of high quality evidence to back this up the review that was conducted found compared to people with no exercise, yoga can help lower back pain.
- Yoga may provide some relief for people with low back pain and improve their ability to perform everyday activities, according to a new review of research published in the Cochrane Library.
- The review summarizes the results of 12 clinical trials involving more than 1,000 people in the United States, the United Kingdom and India. All participants had chronic, non-specific low back pain, meaning that their symptoms had lasted at least three months and were not explained by a specific disease or injury.
- The amount of improvement seen in most of the studies was minor, says lead author Susan Wieland, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “These differences were small, and might not be very meaningful to patients,” she says.
“The review summarizes the results of 12 clinical trials involving more than 1,000 people in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.”