When it comes to chronic back pain, “any single treatment approach is unlikely to prove helpful to all or even most patients,” as an editorial accompanying the study explained. This includes yoga.
The release also omitted costs and limitations of the research.
As the study abstract states, “none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia.” That point didn’t make it into this story, which relied heavily on the news release.
Why should parents feel “hopeful” about study showing parents adhered to schedule of acupuncture treatments? The release doesn’t say.