Yoga Works as Well as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Time Magazine recently published an article about a study done to compare the effects of yoga and physical therapy on back pain. It was found that yoga was just as effective in treating back pain. The really neat part of this study is that it was done from a racially diverse population with the majority from low income housing – the people who report a greater number of chronic lower back pain.

From the article: 

“Based on their findings, the authors conclude that yoga may be a reasonable alternative to physical therapy, depending on availability, cost and patient preference. “Our study shows that when yoga is made available and affordable to a diverse population, people of both sexes, people who are disabled, [people of] different races and economic backgrounds are receptive to yoga and, more importantly, can benefit from it,” said Saper.”

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