It’s a stretch to say yoga works for back pain

Yoga may be good for stress and flexibility but it’s unlikely to benefit those with chronic lower back pain, according to a Cochrane review.

Current guidelines state that yoga may be beneficial for back problems.

The authors looked at 12 studies including more than 1000 people and found that, compared with doing no exercise, yoga helped a bit, but not enough to be judged clinically important, and only in in the