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Davis Chiropractic Clinic P C
(580) 762-4476
102 North 5th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Bodyworks Massage and Spa LLC
(580) 762-5000
2002 North 14th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Flett Peter C District Of Columbia
(580) 765-2341
33 Raintree Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Bristow Chiropractic
(580) 762-7634
111 Patton Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Bristow Chiropractic
(580) 363-4226
122 Southwest Boulevard
Blackwell, OK
 
Bristow- Rebecca District Of Columbia
(580) 762-8234
2121 L A Cann Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Farquharson Chiropractic Clinic - Clinic
(580) 765-1164
900 East Hartford Avenue Suite B
Ponca City, OK
 
Blanton Chiropractic Clinic
(580) 765-2482
101 East Broadway Avenue
Ponca City, OK
 
Blanton Chiropractic
(580) 363-2211
113 East Blackwell Avenue
Blackwell, OK
 
Blackwell Family Chiropractic
(580) 363-0084
118 South 1st Street
Blackwell, OK
 

Specific Yoga Type Improves Back Pain, Treats Depression and Increases Mobility

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People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do betteriyvenga_yoga at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows.

The three-year, $400,000 study, published in the September issue of the journal Spine, showed lifted mood, less pain and improved function in the group that did yoga postures compared with a control group who received standard medical therapy.

The 90 study subjects, who experienced mild to moderate functional disability, were randomly assigned to the yoga group or the group that received conventional medical therapy. Yoga participants took 90-minute classes twice a week for 24 weeks, doing postures targeted to relieve chronic low-back pain. Follow up continued for six months after the end of classes or therapy. 

The yoga group had less pain, less functional disability and less depression compared with the control group,” said Kimberly Williams, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine. “These were statistically significant and clinically important changes that were maintained six months after the intervention.”

The yoga classes were taught by certified Iyengar yoga instructors. Iyengar yoga is a populariyengar_yogaform of yoga in the United States, that uses props such as belts, blocks, cushions, benches, etc. as aids in perfoming asanas (postures). These aids allow beginners to experience asana easier and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. A form of Hatha yoga , Iyengar yoga is based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration ( Dharana ) and meditation ( Dhyana ). Iyengar yoga characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Derivative forms of Iyengar yoga include Sivananda Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

There have been many studies performed on the effects of Iyengar yoga on patients with physical problems. In general, Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.

Proponents of yoga have long described the health benefits of yoga , especially in reducing back pain,” Williams said. “But not everybody was convinced. This is a mu...

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