Put down that painkiller, pick up a yoga mat: VA study finds yoga helps chronic back pain without pills

I had to share this article written by the San Diego Union Tribune! San Diego veterans were able to reduce debilitating back pain with twice-a-week yoga and — in the middle of an overdose crisis — the number on addictive painkillers dropped from 20% to 8%.


Written By Jeanette Steele

In the middle of a prescription painkiller overdose crisis in the United States, a San Diego VA study finds that veterans with chronic pain would be well-served to put down the pills and pick up a yoga mat.

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