Can yoga help back pain?
Many people who suffer from back pain, lower back pain and sciatica often look for available methods of at home back pain treatment. Back pain treatments or exercises that can be done at home are beneficial because they are convenient and can yield amazing results in a short amount of time. Many people have considered yoga as a treatment for back pain in the lower back, but ultimately they are skeptical of its actual effectiveness.
For all the skeptics: Read further to learn more about the recent study on back pain in lower back and how Yoga can help!
A recent study of 101 adults with chronic back pain in their lower back was conducted which compared the benefits of yoga, conventional therapeutic exercise, and the information contained in a popular back pain book.
The result were quite obvious, those who took weekly yoga classes for 12 weeks experienced the most increase in function and the biggest decrease in the need for pain medication!
The study was sponsored by the National Institute of Health, and the results will appear in the Dec. 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
One thing I found particularly intriguing about this study was that the yoga participants reduced their use of pain medicine more than those in the other two groups… By the end of the 26 weeks, only 21 percent in the yoga class were taking medication for their back pain; 58 percent had been doing so before starting the yoga class!
This study is a great example of what yoga and other forms of mellow exercise can do to benefit our overall well being, both mentally and physically in the case of back pain in lower back.