As many as 80 percent of U.S. population will experience back pain at some point in their lives, according to statistics from the American Chiropractic Association. While back pain is often difficult to treat, a number of natural therapies (including massage, acupuncture, and dietary supplements like vitamin D and white willow bark may aid patients in managing their condition and alleviating their pain.
Recent research from the journal Spine shows that yoga may also be of some benefit in treatment of back pain. For the study, researchers assigned 313 patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain to about three months of either conventional care or weekly yoga sessions. By the end of the study, those assigned to the yoga group had taken far fewer days off work, compared to those assigned to conventional care. Given this finding, the authors concluded that yoga appears to be a cost-effective solution for treating chronic back pain. Read the full article: 15 Remedies for Back Pain