Yoga, acupuncture may help treat body pain, study says

Today—September 2, 2016

NBC's Today covers the recent NIH study that shows alternative methods may be effective in treating pain. 

Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, goes on-air to discuss these alternative therapies and why it's important to know why the pain is happening before treating it.

"Once we know the reason [for back pain], my approach is to figure out how we can reduce the pain and keep people moving," said Dr. Metzl. "So things like yoga are very important. Yoga strengthens the muscles, it builds core strength and can reduce symptoms"

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