The Alexander Technique uses movement and posture to relieve back pain, neck pain, and sciatica

Relieving back pain, neck pain, and sciatica with the Alexander Technique has been a subject of great interest as of late.

The Alexander Technique focuses on identifying what a person is doing to cause the problem and then incorporates posture, movement, and coordination to treat and prevent back pain, neck pain, and sciatica.

So, by changing some of the postural habits associated with, for example, how you sit at work or how you perform certain day-to-day activities, practitioners of the Alexander Technique claim that you can avoid pain.

Presented here are some articles and videos describing the Alexander Technique and its effectiveness in relieving back pain and neck pain.

From Wikipedia:
The Alexander Technique teaches the ability to improve physical postural habits, particularly those that have become ingrained and conditioned responses. The technique can improve performance, self observation and impulse control and relieve chronic stiffness, tension and stress.

Back Pain and Neck Pain Help with the Alexander Technique

Proven to reduce back pain by up to 86%, the Alexander Technique

Publish Date: 09/02/2011 9:47

Is the Alexander Technique effective in relieving back pain?

Alexander Technique originated in Australia in the 1890?s and later developed in England, where its founder, Frederick Matthais Alexander settled. There are many advocates of the Alexander Technique and its many

Publish Date: 09/02/2011 20:03

Alexander Technique-Mayo Clinic

Yoga, Pilates, tai chi, meditation. All are activities that can improve your health by enhancing the mind-body balance. Now you can add the Alexander technique to that list. It’s a very gentle practice geared toward improving your movement, posture a…

‘Alexander Technique NYC’ Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick said “With humor, specificity and charm, Mark makes a challenging technique accessible and fun!” …

Try the Alexander Technique at your desk.

A technique used by actors to reduce tension and increase poise can lead to a long-term fix for chronic back pain. Certified Alexander Technique instructor Mary McCann gives’s Rick Chillot simple back-saving tips.

Scientific Evidence Scarce

Alexander Technique British Medical Journal Back Pain Study

This video summarizes the results of a major back pain study published in the British Medical Journal in 2008. The study showed that the Alexander Technique was highly effective in treating back pain. There have more recently been follow-up studies t…

Although the Alexander Technique does find some scientific support for the treatment of chronic back pain, the study has not been replicated and the other treatment measures that the Alexander Technique was compared to were not particularly strong treatment options.

The Alexander Technique could represent a breakthrough in the treatment of back pain, neck pain and sciatica but more research is needed to prove its effectiveness.

Relieving back pain, neck pain and sciatica with the Alexander Technique can be a useful treatment approach. Have you had experience with The Alexander Technique for your condition? If so, leave a comment below and share your experience with us.

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