Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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ISSN: 2157-7595

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Sarah K Martinez

  • Research Article
    Impact of Yoga on Low Back Pain and Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Author(s): Amy M Sawyer, Sarah K Martinez and Gordon L WarrenAmy M Sawyer, Sarah K Martinez and Gordon L Warren

    An estimated 70% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and recurrence rates can be as high as 85%. Recent studies suggest that yoga – a widely practiced physical/mental discipline – may relieve back pain and reduce functional disability. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing research on the effects of yoga on chronic low back pain and function. Our literature search began April 2011 and continued through October 2011. Cochrane, PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Google Scholar, and databases were searched electronically. The search terms used were: yoga AND back pain. A total of 58 relevant studies were originally identified through the database searches. Of those, 45 were excluded on the basi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000120

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