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Text version of Yoga's Impact on Low-back Pain

Back pain is the number one reason people use complementary health practices. Studies found people practicing yoga who experience low-back pain had:

  • Significantly less disability, pain, and depression after 6 months than patients in standard care.1
  • More pain relief than from a self-care book.2
  • Better function than usual medical care.3

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September 2013