10 doctors weighed in:
What are effective yoga positions for back pain relief?
10 doctors weighed in

David Escobar
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Gentle Stretching
Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain.
Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms.

In brief: Gentle Stretching
Gentle poses that stretch the psoas and quadratus lumborum musculature can often be helpful in treating/preventing low back pain.
Positions such as downward dog, cobra and "warrior 1" can help. However, it is best to use these positions as part of a broader yoga routine. I recommend taking a local yoga class to learn how to safely and gently utilize these forms.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Don't forget Cat-Cow, excellent for the back.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not sure
Yoga positions are not my area of expertise! I have noticed that my patients find pilates more reliably useful vs.
Yoga.

In brief: Not sure
Yoga positions are not my area of expertise! I have noticed that my patients find pilates more reliably useful vs.
Yoga.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/top-6-yoga-poses-for-back-pain-slideshow/
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try this!
Definitely use pain as your guide, but here are some suggestions: here's some short video advice: http://www.
Youtube.Com/watch?V=20zybmbnvou here's a more detailed academic review article: http://www.Intechopen.Com/books/low-back-pain/yoga-as-a-treatment-for-low-back-pain-a-review-of-the-literature.

In brief: Try this!
Definitely use pain as your guide, but here are some suggestions: here's some short video advice: http://www.
Youtube.Com/watch?V=20zybmbnvou here's a more detailed academic review article: http://www.Intechopen.Com/books/low-back-pain/yoga-as-a-treatment-for-low-back-pain-a-review-of-the-literature.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Dr. Douglas Chang
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga focuses on basic chakra - help with body alignments and helps with back pain.
There are other types of yoga available - use gentle streches to prevent muscle injury.

In brief: Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga focuses on basic chakra - help with body alignments and helps with back pain.
There are other types of yoga available - use gentle streches to prevent muscle injury.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Stretch...
Last time i looked; sun salute and downward facing dog(i think i spelled it correctly) should be effective in answering your question.
The positions depend upon the etiology of the 'pain'.

In brief: Stretch...
Last time i looked; sun salute and downward facing dog(i think i spelled it correctly) should be effective in answering your question.
The positions depend upon the etiology of the 'pain'.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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