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Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

14:28 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

A study of 320 predominantly low-income, racially diverse adults with chronic low back pain found that yoga was as safe and effective as physical therapy for restoring function and relieving pain. Compared to an education only intervention, patients who did yoga or physical therapy were also less likely to take pain medications at 12 weeks. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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