People with chronic low back pain may want to try taking to the yoga mat to relieve their symptoms, a small new study suggests. Researchers from the University of York in the United Kingdom found that back pain sufferers who participated in a group yoga program for 12 weeks had fewer medical costs and fewer…
This week’s addition to our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain is about meditation and ‘movement’ therapy. Complementary and alternative medicine includes a wide range of healing beliefs, approaches, and therapies that are not widely taught in medical schools, used in hospitals, or covered by health insurance. Always remember that not all…
In continuing our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain, today we’re reviewing magnet and massage therapy.
Magnet Therapy: Most claims regarding the healing power of magnets are from the manufacturers of products that contain magnets. Manufacturers claim the products can relieve various health problems, including chronic pain, by stimulating the body’s natural electrical field.
In continuing our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain, today we cover homeopathic medicine and humor therapy.
Homeopathic medicine uses highly diluted preparations of natural substances, typically plants and minerals, to treat symptoms of illness. Practitioners believe that if a large dose of a substance causes the patient to develop certain symptoms when he or she is healthy, a small dose of the same substance can treat illnesses that produce the same symptoms.
Unlike medications that are received from a doctor, the FDA does not regulate the effectiveness of dietary and herbal products.