Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point—causing pain, anxiety, and disruption of your daily activities. Fortunately, research shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious underlying disease, and there are things you can do to ease your pain.
In the largest U.S. study of its kind, our researchers found that acupuncture can help. The treatment helped people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities.
Chronic low back pain affects millions of Americans every day—people working, playing, and functioning in their daily life. Fortunately, massage has been proven to be an effective choice for many kinds of persistent or chronic back pain.
Yoga classes were linked to better back-related function and less chronic low back pain in a large study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine in October 2011.
Kaiser Permanente researchers Drs. Daniel Cherkin, Karen Sherman, and Andrew Avins produced much of evidence in ICER report.
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