Alexander Technique for Back Pain

by Rajashri on  June 2, 2009 at 7:22 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

 Alexander Technique for Back Pain
A recent study by Paul Little and colleagues at the University of Southampton has found that the Alexander technique is very useful in reliving back pain.

The study involved 579 patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain. Among them 144 were randomized to receive normal care, 147 to massage, 144 to six Alexander technique lessons, and 144 to 24 Alexander technique lessons.

Alexander technique involves avoiding harmful habits of muscle use that lead to more pain. It is not a form of exercise, rather it teaches the patient how to improve posture while standing, walking and sitting.

The researchers report that "One to one lessons in the Alexander technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain."

The details of the study appear in the British Medical Journal



Source: Medindia
RAS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
guest

ThankÂīs for a great article on Alexander technique. I am glad that people are starting to see new techniques on back pain treatment other then just surgery! There really are natural ways to get rid of Back Pain.
After my studies and readings on the Internet and hearing testimonials from many people using Therapy relaited to acupuncture for lower back pain I decided to try it out.

More News on:

Back Pain 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive