for back pain, says Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH. When patients took yoga classes every week for three months, then attended more yoga sessions or practiced at home for nine months, they reported the same improvement in pain and activity limitation after one year as patients who had 15 visits with a physical therapist during the three-month period, then for the nine months had further sessions every two months or did prescribed home exercises.

Source:  Bottom Line Personal August 2017 Robert B. Saper, MD, MPH, is director of the program for integrative medicine and health disparities, Boston Medical Center

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