June 28th, 2012

Alternatives For Back Pain

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Back pain. Eighty percent of us have it at some point, and it's notoriously hard to treat because the source of the pain can involve the muscles, ligaments, joints or tendons…Yoga, acupuncture, massage, herbs and spinal manipulation can be effective, especially when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, experts say. "Everything works better when it is part of a whole-person care approach, which includes good nutrition, appropriate exercise, good sleep and stress management," said Dr. Brent Bauer, director of Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.

 

Chicago Tribune by Julie Deardorff

Tags: Chicago Tribune, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Complementary/Alternative Medicine, Dr. Brent Bauer, massage, Wellness, Yoga

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