Friday, October 28, 2011

Yoga, Stretching Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

An online study published on October 24 in Annals of Internal Medicine found that stretching, regardless of whether it is achieved via yoga classes or conventional stretching exercises, has moderate benefits in adults with moderately impairing chronic low back pain.

In a comparative effectiveness study, researchers found that yoga classes were more effective than a self-help book, but not more effective than stretching classes, in improving function and reducing symptoms resulting from chronic low back pain, with benefits lasting at least several months.

These results are encouraging and at Peninsula Spine & Sports Rehabilitation, I have encouraged my patients to take a more active role in managing their chronic low back pain.

If you suffer from Chronic Low Back Pain, we have had success in eliminating or greatly reducing symptoms and increasing our patients quality of life. We are located in San Mateo & San Francisco and we offer Chiropractic treatment with physiotherapy including core and cervical stabilization exercise programs and Spinal Decompression Therapy in San Mateo utilizing the VAX-D. Call us today for a consultation at (650) 347-2225.

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