Yoga effective for back pain relief

Non-drug strategies that can assist in the alleviation of back pain include patient education, staying active, exercises, acupuncture and dry needling, physiotherapy, massage, stretching and stress reduction.

A well-performed RCT demonstrated regular yoga at least twice weekly for up to 12 weeks can help relieve back pain compared with usual care. Yoga practices included asana, pranayama and relaxation techniques to improve mobility, strength and posture. 1 

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