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J Complement Integr Med. 2013 May 7;10. pii: /j/jcim.2013.10.issue-1/jcim-2012-0007/jcim-2012-0007.xml. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2012-0007.

Is yoga an effective treatment in the management of patients with chronic low back pain compared with other care modalities - a systematic review.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK. chill295@doctors.net.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the study was to assess randomized-control trials (RCTs) to ascertain whether yoga is an effective treatment in the management of patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP) compared with other care modalities.

METHODS:

A search strategy was formulated with key concepts identified using the PICO process. Four databases were searched in June 2012. Appropriate eligibility criteria were set and implemented.

RESULTS:

Four randomized control trials met the inclusion criteria. All four papers found that yoga lead to a significant improvement in back function, and three demonstrated a significant improvement in back pain when compared with certain care modalities. All papers had significant limitations identified, however.

CONCLUSIONS:

Given the limitations identified within the studies, the conclusions drawn must be considered conservatively. Although early results appear promising, but further well-designed RCTs are warranted, with multiple, specified comparator care modalities before firm conclusions can be gained.

PMID:
23652636
DOI:
10.1515/jcim-2012-0007
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