“Yoga can help relieve the agony of back pain, a major review of medical evidence has found.”
The review concluded there is evidence yoga may help improve function and relieve pain associated with chronic lower back pain in some people. The review looked at 12 other studies that compared the effects of yoga with other treatments, such as physiotherapy, as well as no treatment.
Researchers found yoga had some benefit for people with lower back pain compared with people who did no exercise for their back. Yoga is the integration of physical poses and controlled breathing, sometimes with meditation.
The results also demonstrated that a minority of participants had worse back pain after following a yoga regime. There are currently a number of recommended treatments for long-term back pain, including physiotherapy.