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Yoga for neck pain 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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A small experiment (Cramer et al) optimistically concluded that Iyengar yoga helped neck pain more than a generic exercise program. But this research was too flawed to trust. Dr. Edzard Ernst was not impressed, and I entirely agree with him: “One does not need to be an expert in critical thinking to realise that … the positive outcome might be unrelated to yoga.”