A MedPage Today article references a study performed by Paul Little, M.D. at the University of Southampton that was reported in BMJ Online First that may be able to benefit those with chronic back pain, such as is often felt after a spinal cord injury (SCI).
The focus was on the Alexander technique, a one-on-one instruction method created to help individuals develop lifelong skills that will improve chronic back pain by looking at things that contribute to the pain, such as poor posture, and rectifying it.
With as little as six lessons in the Alexander technique of musculoskeletal use combined with exercise, patients were found to have significantly reduced chronic back pain long-term.
The measure of benefit used is the Roland disability score which measures how many activities a patient can do. The Alexander technique was found to improve the patients scores by three points, meaning an addition of three activities that were no longer limited by back pain
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