SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association
Mind-Body Therapies Result in Greater Improvement of Chronic Low Back Pain
Researchers from Group Health Research Institute randomly assigned 342 adults age 20 to 70 years with chronic low back pain to receive MBSR, CBT, or traditional care. Both MBSR and CBT were delivered in 8 weekly 2 hour groups. They found that study participants who received MSBR and CBT showed more improvement in pain and physical limitations at both 6 and 12 months.
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