Yoga for Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain – Healing the Mid-Back Core

By
Lynn Crimando, MA, C-IAYT
yoga for back pain


Is neck pain the new back pain?  Neck pain is now the fourth leading cause of years lost to disability, according to a 2010 study by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

We spend hours a day hunched over computers and smart phones, and it’s taking its toll. About half of the population will experience a “clinically important” episode of neck pain over the course of their lifetimes,and for nearly 50% of these, chronic pain and secondary ailments, like headache, shoulder tension, jaw and back pain,  and even depression will persist, sometimes for years.

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