Does Yoga Improve Chronic Non‐Specific Low Back Pain?

What’s This Research About? This Cochrane review evaluates the current evidence about yoga as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with NSLBP compared to no specific treatment, a minimal intervention such as education, or another active treatment, such as exercise. Pain, function, and adverse effects are also considered. TITLE: Yoga treatment for chronic [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:09:38-04:00February 19th, 2019|Conditions, Musculoskeletal, Pain, Yoga Methods|1 Comment

Do People With Back Pain Use Their Back Muscles Differently Than Those Without Back Pain?

What’s This Research About? Some people experience back pain after standing for long periods of time (pain developers (PDs)) while others do not (non-pain developers (NPDs)). Is it possible that they use their posterior muscles differently? This study investigated exactly that by assessing whether or not there was altered muscular recruitment during [...]

By |2019-01-25T11:54:23-04:00January 29th, 2019|Conditions, Motor Learning, Musculoskeletal, Pain|0 Comments

Is Sacroiliac Joint Instability Related to Chronic Pelvic Pain?

What’s This Research About? Sacroiliac joint instability is one of the possible causes of low back pain and pelvic girdle pain. However, it is difficult to determine true movement of the SI joint.  This study measures movement in the SI joint using Radiostereometric analysis (RSA is considered a highly precise and accurate way [...]

By |2018-07-09T22:03:49-04:00July 10th, 2018|Conditions, Musculoskeletal, Pain|0 Comments

Should Yoga Teachers Learn About Pain Science?

What’s This Research About? Lorimer Moseley and David Butler are renowned researchers and clinicians who have been working with pain science and treatment for more than two decades. They pay homage to the groundbreaking biopsychosocial model that serves as the backbone of modern pain science. This model recognizes that pain is multi-faceted [...]

By |2018-05-14T17:49:45-04:00May 15th, 2018|Pain|0 Comments

Should Exercises be Painful when dealing with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain?

What’s This Research About? Musculoskeletal pain (MP) and musculoskeletal disorders are highly prevalent and costly on a global scale, with back pain and neck pain being two of the most pervasive kinds of MP. It’s been estimated that 25% of the population in the United Kingdom alone, develops chronic MP. Previously, most [...]

By |2018-04-02T17:19:12-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Musculoskeletal, Pain|0 Comments

Hypermobility: A Commonly Overlooked Cause of Chronic Pain

What’s This Research About? The variability and breadth of symptoms of hypermobility spectrum disorders have confounded research and medical fields. Some of the confusion in the medical field is due to the lack of conclusive genetic testing, inconsistent nomenclature, or lack of awareness about the condition. In clinics this population often ends [...]

By |2018-03-18T23:22:51-04:00March 20th, 2018|Conditions, Pain|0 Comments

Can Isometric Exercises Help with Pain Relief?

What’s This Research About? The primary goal of this research was to determine if isotonic or isometric exercise was effective at inducing an analgesic effect within a physical therapy protocol. The secondary goal was determining changes to cortical motor function in the CNS directly following an acute bout of exercise. Tendinopathy can [...]

By |2018-03-01T10:36:39-04:00March 6th, 2018|Conditions, Musculoskeletal, Pain|0 Comments

Yoga Can Cause Pain

What’s This Research About? The researchers note that as a complementary therapy, yoga has been shown to improve musculoskeletal ailments including neck pain, low back pain, and osteoarthritis. However, these yoga interventions are led in highly controlled experimental conditions which do not reflect the recreational yoga conditions the average practitioner may encounter [...]

By |2017-08-08T14:55:59-04:00August 8th, 2017|Pain, Yoga Methods|4 Comments

Chronic Pain and Hypermobility

What’s This Research About? This paper is a topical review on the complexity of hypermobility and chronic pain and provides an overview of the major challenges within hypermobility-related patient care and research. They also suggest potential solutions for the development of more accurate diagnostic procedures and more effective treatment. TITLE: Chronic pain in [...]

By |2017-11-27T21:31:11-04:00May 22nd, 2017|Conditions, Pain|0 Comments