Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain


It’s a small study, but it has an experimental design. It’s good to see Western science beginning, in fitful ways, to assess the health claims of yoga and other alternative modalities.

People with chronic low back pain may want to try taking to the yoga mat to relieve their symptoms, a small new study suggests.

Researchers from the University of York in the United Kingdom found that back pain sufferers who participated in a group yoga program for 12 weeks had fewer medical costs and fewer missed days from work, compared with people who didn’t participate in the yoga program.

via Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain.

About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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2 Responses to Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain

  1. wartica says:

    I agree; yoga has been proven–time and time again–to fight off a number of physical and mental issues😉

    • Richard Hudak says:

      It’s absolutely proven all of this experientially, many times over. It’s also nice to have the recognition from Western medicine.

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