Alexander Technique relieves low back pain…
Significant long-term benefit from Alexander Technique lessons for low back pain has been demonstrated by a major study published by the British Medical Journal on 20th August 2008
- 24 AT lessons proved to be most beneficial
- Six lessons followed by exercise were about 70% as effective as 24 lessons
- Long-term benefits unlikely to be due to placebo effect
- Lessons were one-to-one, provided by experienced STAT teachers
This was a scientific randomised controlled trial 579 patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain; 144 were randomised to normal care, 147 to massage, 144 to six Alexander technique lessons, and 144 to 24 Alexander technique lessons; half of each of these groups were randomised to exercise prescription.
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