In The News: April 2012

Yoga is more effective than conventional treatment for the relief of chronic back pain, according to a study carried out in the U.K. The trial, funded by Arthritis Research UK, found that people who were offered a specially designed 12-week yoga program experienced greater improvements in back function and more confidence in performing everyday tasks than those who were offered usual forms of medical treatment (exercise, manipulation, painkillers). The trial involved two populations who were experiencing chronic back pain. A group of 156 subjects was offered beginner yoga lessons designed to improve back function, while a second group of 157 was offered medical care alone.
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