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  1. A very interesting article. I had no idea there was so much written about this topic.
    There’s no denying that low back pain can be assuaged with yoga and Tai Chi.
    My chiropractor recommends these all the time!

    • Dianne,
      I think training in nursing school will eventually include curricula on stress management and the potential of mind-body exercises for the prevention and management of CLBP among nurses. I think Yoga and Tai Chi training will become an important part of nurse’s training in the future–especially those that work in trauma units. Thanks for checking in.

  2. I was a CRRN (Certification in Rehab) I loved my job. It was very physically and mentally demanding. I did 12-hour shifts and was pretty tired after a shift. However, my back problem was not from working as a nurse! I actually had an accident with a four wheeler!
    However, I do Bodyflow which is a combination of Thi Chi and Yoga and can say I am pretty pain-free today! These exercises actually keep me out of pain.It works!

    • Hi Cynthia,
      I am, of course, aware of the benefits of Tai Chi and Yoga, but this is the first time I have heard of Bodyflow. It makes perfect sense to combine the two mind-body exercises for a more efficient workout. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

  3. Hello.
    I am by no means a nurse. But, I have been looking into different ways to help get rid of lower back pain. I never realized how much Yoga and Tai Chi could help out so much with this. Thank you so much seems like I got a little research to work on now.

    • Hi Melissa,
      My mom suffers from back pain so I know how frustrating that can be. My desire to help her and other pain sufferers led me to create a website where I could help people find information that will enable them to better manage their back pain. Yoga and Tai Chi have proven them to be great mind-body solutions to combatting back pain. In fact I have a friend who practices Body flow, which is a combination of Tai Chi and Yoga. She says the exercises have worked to keep her pain free. You might also want to include Body flow into your research. Thanks for checking in. I wish you luck.

  4. Really great article Thabo. I never actually thought about it but nurses have a really hard job. And I see more and more people going to that field. We have to have them so we better find a way to take care of them. Nurses need strong backs to do their jobs.

    • Hello Fred,
      You are right. Nurses do need strong backs to do their jobs. I hope going forward that more hospital administrators take that into consideration and see if they can make nurses’s jobs less stressful on the back. Thanks for checking in.

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