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Here are some of the key benefits of the Alexander Technique for pain management, supported by research:

Back Pain Relief:

  • Several high-quality studies have found the Alexander Technique leads to significant reductions in chronic back pain and associated disability compared to no treatment or standard massage.

  • A major randomized controlled trial published in the BMJ in 2008 found the benefits lasted for up to one year after lessons ended.

Neck Pain Relief:

  • A 2015 study found Alexander lessons led to a 31% reduction in neck pain intensity compared to just taking painkillers. Benefits lasted one year.

  • The technique teaches better head/neck alignment which can relieve muscle tension and nerve compression.

General Musculoskeletal Pain:

  • By improving posture, muscle tension patterns, and movement coordination, the Alexander Technique can help reduce pain from musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis.

  • A 2012 study found it improved pain and functional ability in people with Parkinson's disease.

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