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Is yoga better for preventing back pain or for treating it once it's already there?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Good for both: It can help in both ways.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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.

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