Recently, on a number of occasions, I have come across the statement, "Research supports that Yoga decreases low back pain." This led me to consider the level of clarity and truth of this statement. Many of my students would agree with this statement, and there is a growing body of research suggesting that Yoga should be considered as an effective and cost-effective intervention for people with chronic low back pain. However, the research evidence does not support making such a broad statement as the one above.

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