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Using Yoga Effectively to Account for Back Pain

Yoga is a godsend for back pain sufferers

Yoga is an amazingly versatile tool that can be individualized to accomodate even the most severe back pain. It can be used to target very specific parts of the body to ease your overall pain profile and the best part is that you are totally in control of the intensity. That being said, there are a numer of yoga poses that can actually increase your back pain! It is always important to check in with a health care professional before beginning a workout regime to account for your pain. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are Milpitas‘ musculoskeletal specialists and we want to help you develop a plan that will ease your back pain without making the problem worse!

Yoga is an integral part of any such plan to account for back pain

Here is our list of Do and Don’t poses if you are looking to use yoga to manage or overcome back pain.


  • Child’s pose
  • Supported Seated Forward Bend
  • Supported Bridge Pose
  • Legs up the wall Pose
  • Sphinx Pose
  • Thread the Needle Pose
  • Cat and Cow Pose


  • Camel Pose
  • Cobra Pose
  • Bow Pose
  • Seated Forward Fold 
  • Shoulder standing 

You will notice that a lot of our Dos include the caveat of “Supported;” this is to account for more severe back pain which makes unsupported poses unsustainable. Again, we urge you to give our office in Milpitas a call if you are thinking about instituting a new yoga plan for your back pain. We can help you come up with a completely individualized plan that will combine chiropractic care with the power of yoga, exercise and nutrition to help control the role of back pain in your life. 

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