Study: Yoga as effective for back pain as physical therapy

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BOSTON -- Doing yoga can be just as effective as physical therapy for back pain, a study found.

The study from Tufts University followed people with mild to moderate lower back pain. Some were assigned yoga, while others underwent traditional physical therapy over the course of three months.

Researchers found yoga was just as good as physical therapy, even a year later.

The key was sticking with the exercises. People who kept up their yoga practice saw the biggest improvements in lower back pain.