Yoga A Possible Remedy for Chronic Back Pain

Study suggests the form of exercise is helpful in easing back pain.
0:54 | 10/24/11

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All my aching back millions of Americans know the suffering of chronic back -- Sometimes it seems there are almost as many different treatments as there are bad facts. Now a study in the archives of internal medicine -- -- to the list. 230 patients with chronic back pain. Were divided into three groups one group took weekly yoga lessons one group took stretching exercise classes. And the last group got a book on self care. After twelve weeks the yoga group reported better results than those who had the self care book it was no different than functional status. Between the yoga group and the stretching exercise. The authors say that suggests that -- benefits come from its physical not include mental component. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy Johnson.

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