A study Dr Kimberly Williams, research assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, and colleagues has found that yoga relieves back pain better than conventional medical therapy. A study of 90 patients suffering from lower back pain was undertaken by the researchers who received funding from the NIH. The patients were assigned to receive either yoga instructions or medical therapy. Yoga instructions were given by qualified yoga instructors for 90 minutes; twice a week for 24 weeks. the study found that yoga was better at relieving back pain than conventional therapies. "The yoga group had less pain, less functional disability and less depression compared with the control group," lead researcher Dr Williams said. "These were statistically significant and clinically important changes that were maintained six months after the intervention." The details appear in the September 1 issue of the journal Spine. Source: MedindiaRAS << Research Says American Mayapple Contains Anti-Cancer Compou... High Suicide Rate Highlighted by Campaign >> Recommended Reading Yoga and Back Pain The healing effects of yoga benefit those suffering from backpain, by alleviating their pain and also preventing its recurrence. READ MORE Back Pain Back pain or Backache is common due to poor posture, postural deformities and life style. Back pain can be classified anatomically as upper, lower and middle back pain. READ MORE Yoga For Health - Animation Animation for yoga asanas. Yoga helps to maintain a healthy balance of the body,with its set of movements or exercises READ MORE Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy Meditation therapy is one of the best Alternative Therapies. It is a Mind-Body Medicine. READ MORE Breast Cancer - Prevention and Management with Lifestyle Changes Lifestyle choices may or may not cause breast cancer but healthy lifestyle changes can open up avenues beyond breast cancer. Good habits will allow one to fight breast cancer and to live with dignity. READ MORE Cervical Spondylosis Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on cervical vertebrae. READ MORE Does Yoga help you grow Taller Yoga is one very effective exercise – to add a few inches to your height -- when done correctly and diligently. With yoga a person can cleanse oneself physically as well as improve their mental faculties. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Meditation: Just For The Mind? We meditate to calm the mind and perceive inner self through spirituality. On the other hand, we also meditate to relieve stress and ease other lifestyle disorders. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Blood - Sugar Chart More News on: Back PainDiabetes MellitusCervical SpondylosisYogaStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineDoes Yoga help you grow TallerBenefits of Meditation / Meditation TherapyExercise and FitnessBreast Cancer - Prevention and Management with Lifestyle ChangesMeditation: Just For The Mind?