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Natural or Kookie? What Research Says About Holistic Therapies For Your Spine

By March 21, 2013

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What does the research say about natural remedies for back or neck pain?
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Some people swear by alternative medicine and holistic therapies for their necks or backs, while others poo-poo it. Which category do you fall into? I've done a bit of evidence gathering on the topic, in case you're on the fence. Check out: Natural Remedies for Back Pain - What the Research Says

Also, you may want to get a reading on what other people with spine pain think of holistic therapies. To my mind, the best strategy to investigate (after back exercise) is holistic bodywork.  Check Out: Reader Stories - Bodywork for Back Pain.

Yoga is another great thing to do for back pain, if you approach it properly. Read what the medical studies say so far: Yoga for Back Pain - Research. If you want to try yoga, first take the Is Your Back Ready for Yoga? quiz.

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