A 41-year-old member asked:
Is yoga better for preventing back pain or for treating it once it's already there?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neetu Ahluwaliaanswered
Pain Management 22 years experience
Both: Yoga is excellent for building core muscles to support your back, and can prevent injuries. It also excellent for stretching and strengthening after an injury.
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Dr. David Rosenfeldanswered
Pain Management 29 years experience
Good for both: It can help in both ways.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Both: Yoga done properly and with good alignment can both treat lower back and neck pain as well as help people keep a good strong core to protect their back. I recommend it to my patients all the time and practice yoga myself.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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