Yoga proves cost effective in treating back pain


Using yoga poses designed in part by a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, a study in the United Kingdom found that yoga classes were a cost effective treatment for patients with low back pain and could save that nation's National Health Service millions of pounds. A randomized, controlled study published in the peer-reviewed journal Spine.

To read an abstract:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22433499

To read news reports on the study:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2189761/Prescribing-yoga-NHS-slash-annual-1-37billion-pain-say-experts.html?ito=feeds-newsxml