Thursday, August 14, 2014

5 Things To Know About Chronic Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Practices #NIH

1. Overall, studies have provided good evidence that spinal manipulation is moderately effective for chronic low-back pain.
2. There is fair evidence that acupuncture is helpful in relieving chronic back pain.
3. There is also fair evidence that massage is helpful in relieving chronic low back pain. In general, however, these effects appear to be short term.
4. Current research, while limited in scope, suggests that a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may reduce low-back pain and improve function.
5. Be sure to tell your health care provider about any complementary health practice you are considering. This will help ensure coordinated, safe care.

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