Hatha Yoga reduces reduces pain drug requirements in subjects with chronic low back pain. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Yoga for chronic low back pain in a predominantly minority population: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):18-27. PMID: 19943573
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest yoga may be effective for chronic low back pain; however, trials targeting minorities have not been conducted. PRIMARY STUDY OBJECTIVES: Assess the feasibility of studying yoga in a predominantly minority population with chronic low back pain. Collect preliminary data to plan a larger powered study. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Two community health centers in a racially diverse neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty English-speaking adults (mean age 44 years, 83% female, 83% racial/ethnic minorities; 48% with incomes