Development of an integrated Yoga module for Low Back Pain (LBP) in adults through research reviews
AUTHOR(S): Taniya Sharma and Dr. Sandeep Singh
ABSTRACT: Low Back Pain (LBP) is one of the most common disorders in today’s time at least every person experiences it at any one point in his lifetime. A number of causes (multi-factorial) are responsible for LBP like wrong body postures, stress, overuse or injury to low back muscles or ligaments or spine. LBP is the leading cause of activity limitation and is very expensive to treat. Exercises, surgery, non-pharmacologic treatments are not that much effective as they do not provide multi- focus approach. Yoga provides a holistic approach as it offers a combination of physical exercises with mental focus and patients are taught good postures, self-awareness and self-care along with relaxation. It is affordable, reduces stress, and improves postural problems, increases flexibility and healing capacity of the body. A research review has been planned to find out the effect of yoga on LBP and to develop a research-based yoga module which includes various prānāyāmas and meditative practices to help patients get rid of LBP. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied for the search strategy from the year 2002 to 2020, population aged between 18 to 40 years and yoga as primary intervention. Precautions like lifestyle changes, proper relaxation, diet and keeping correct posture while working and resting along with the module may help to decrease the LBP. Hence it can be concluded that yoga a cost-effective therapy has a potential to treat LBP. Further well-designed clinical trial will be highly encouraged to verify this.
Taniya Sharma, Dr. Sandeep Singh. Development of an integrated Yoga module for Low Back Pain (LBP) in adults through research reviews. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2023;8(1):31-35. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/yogic.2023.v8.i1a.1372