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Yoga for Back Pain

Beyond Painkillers: Can Yoga Help Relieve Your Back Pain?

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Does yoga offer a viable complement to painkillers or even surgery in the treatment of back pain? And if so, what might the treatment of back pain look like in the future?

Back Pain: Is It All in Your Mind? No, and Yoga Helps

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

The relaxation and stress reductions that are an integral part of yoga have well-documented benefits for almost everything, including negative emotions and almost all types of back pain.

Your Desk Job May Be Hurting Your Health. Here's The Remedy.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

You may joke that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true. And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it ...

Yoga for Back Pain: Enhancing Body Awareness to Facilitate Healing

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall discuss two new review studies on the effects of yoga for back pain and other chronic pain issues and explore ways in which yoga facilitates self-healing.

5 Gentle Yoga Poses for Every Body

Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Soft and slow in pace, yoga can help relieve stress and still give you a challenging enough routine to burn calories, tone your abs, and improve flexi...

Yoga To The Rescue: Three Stretches To Help Lower Back Pain

David Magone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If your lower back simply feels tense or tight, taking five minutes to practice this simple sequence of yoga postures can help alleviate your discomfort.

Yoga Fixes From Head To Toes: Poses For 8 Common Conditions

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Obviously everyone is an individual with unique problems, but some common maladies hit us all from time to time. Here are seven for which yoga has been studied in clinical trials, or that I'm currently in the process of researching myself.

5 Tips To Avoid Yoga Injuries

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Any type of physical activity aiming to increase fitness carries with it a certain degree of risk. Pegged next to the injury rate of common physical activities like weight training and golf, however, yoga comes across as far safer than even a relatively innocuous activity like golf.

4 Benefits To Striking A Yoga Pose

Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Su Reid-St. John and Rozalynn S. Frazier for Health magazine Fewer migraines Research shows that doing simple neck-, shoulder-, and back-st...

What Causes Sudden Back Pain

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Startling, out-of-the blue onset of intense back pain is a surprisingly common experience for many back pain sufferers.