Do you struggle with back pain?
Achey, stiff, tired, sore, weak…do any of these describe your back pain? I’d call this “run-of-the-mill” back pain. It’s hard to really treat this kind of pain in the traditional medical system. It’s non-specific, and really it’s a sign of weakening structures.
You can get meds to knock you out and help you sleep.
You can meds to take down inflammation…that may or may not do anything long-term.
You can spend thousands on x-rays, MRI’s, chiropractic, and traditional physical therapy. You can buy new pillows, lumbar supports for your desk, and maybe even a new mattress.
But here’s the thing, research is showing these traditional remedies have fair outcomes at best. In fact, the outcomes are pretty low. So let’s do one better, and learn how to take care of yourself.
The Boston Medical Group recently developed a new protocol for treating low back pain, and it’s yoga. But the difference is that this is a specific protocol of yoga poses, developed with input from physicians, physical therapists, and yoga teachers, that now backed with proven results from a clinical trial.
320 people participated in this study. The findings were significant. The percentage of people taking pain medication started at 70%, and after 12 weeks of consistent yoga that percentage dropped by half.
Meanwhile, the people in the non-participation group were still taking pain meds.
You ready to try some yoga now?
I’ve been practicing physical therapy in the clinic for over 15 years. With all of my continuing education, experience, and inner wisdom guiding me, I can say without fail that all of my patients are treated with a combination of yoga and manual therapy.
Yoga is all about alignment, getting in tune with your body, and listening to your own inner wisdom.
It’s empowering, strengthening, restorative and relieving.
Treating back pain doesn’t have to be complicated if, like any disease, you “catch it” and start treating it early on. It’s the run-of-the-mill back pain that goes un-corrected that progresses into further disfunction like disc herniation, that ultimately leads down an unwanted path of invasive injections and potential surgery. And once you get that far, outcomes are still temporary and difficult to predict.
Whether or not you’ve done yoga before, it’s never too late to start, especially when your spinal health is on the line!
And I’m not one to re-create the wheel. In western medicine we are trained to be evidence-based practitioners. That means if someone publishes a resource that has proven results, it’s a good idea to try that exact resource!
So today I want to offer you the first video in a series I have made following the Boston Medical Group’s research-backed protocol, and it’s yours absolutely free. All I need is your email so I can send it off! You can drop that in the link below.
Read more about these findings click here.