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21 June 2011

Alexander Technique eases back pain

Alexander technique lessons offer long-term effective treatment for chronic back pain, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Alexander technique lessons in combination with an exercise programme offer long-term effective treatment for chronic back pain, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.



The Alexander technique involves a personalised approach to help patients develop lifelong skills for self care to improve postural tone and muscular coordination. It is an educational technique taught to be practiced by patients on their own and is not a form of exercise.

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Bristol compared the effectiveness of massage, exercise and the Alexander technique for the relief of back pain over one year.

Chronic back pain

 
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