Thursday, January 05, 2006

A better twist on back pain

The benefits of yoga for back pain ...

"Forget the Achilles heel. If there's a weak spot on the human body, it's probably the lower back. Pain experts conservatively estimate that more than two-thirds of the U.S. population will wrestle with bouts of back pain at some point, and though most cases are short-lived -- a few days or weeks -- for 5 percent to 10 percent of the population, the ache will become chronic, even disabling.
In their quest for relief that's too often elusive, sufferers turn to painkillers, acupuncture, supplements, pricey ergonomic chairs, exercise and sometimes even surgery.

They might consider adding yoga to the list.

A study in the Dec. 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that yoga is at least as effective, and maybe more."   continued ...   (Via Monterey County Herald)

Yoga Exercise. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Yoga Exercise.

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