Relieve Low Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “reductions in disability and pain intensity were found despite the reductions in opioid use and other medical and self-help pain treatments at six months. The trial confirms the findings of two prior randomized controlled trials with non-veterans showing that yoga is […]

Improve Chronic Neck Pain with Yoga

Improve Chronic Neck Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “yoga may be an effective treatment for people dealing with chronic neck pain, and that it may also result in improved psychological effects.” – Nicole Joseph   We all have to deal with pain. It’s inevitable, but hopefully mild and short […]

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For most of our lives, we take our backs for granted. But at some point in just about everyone’s life, our backs revolt and remind us that they need love and attention too. Thankfully, for many of us, the pain is […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Lower back pain can be debilitating. Pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may be especially severe. Conventional pain relief medications may cause uncomfortable side effects. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment, yoga may help. Yoga uses gentle stretching exercises to help […]

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga

Relieve Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “This systematic review found strong evidence for short-term effectiveness and moderate evidence for long-term effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain in the most important patient-centered outcomes. Yoga can be recommended as an additional therapy to chronic low back pain patients.” […]

Reduce Pelvic Pain in Women with Yoga

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “women need to start a relationship with their pelvis, looking at the outside of it, touching the inside of it, talking and listening to it, and loving it. If you are having problems with your pelvic floor, it’s telling you, “Hey, I am here and you’ve been […]

Lessen a Pain in the Neck with Yoga

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Many people suffer from neck pain on a regular basis. Stress, poor posture, accidents, and long-stored physiological tension can contribute to a mild stiff neck or even a full-blown muscle spasm of the neck, shoulders, and upper back. When confronted with neck pain, we tend turn to […]

Improve Low Back Pain with Yoga

By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Achy back? Give yoga a go. Multiple studies have shown the power of the ancient practice, which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility, to relieve back soreness. In fact, several studies have found that yoga can even trump usual care for back pain when it comes to improving back […]