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 non-specific low back pain (Review)
PUBLICATION: Cochrane Library
AUTHORS : Wieland LS, Skoetz N, Pilkington K, Vempati R, D’Adamo CR, Berman BM
Acute Pain: Pain lasting less than four weeks
Chronic pain: Pain that lasts longer than three months
Low back pain: Pain or discomfort between the lower ribs and gluteal folds.
NSLBP: Non-specific low back pain. Low back pain with no known cause
Subacute pain: Pain lasting 4-12 weeks
10 million: the number of adults in the US using yoga for health reasons
According to a 2012 survey, 19.7% of individuals are practicing yoga specifically for low back pain.
Low back pain affects 38-85% of the population.