Neck Pain

To date, one large randomised controlled clinical trial and two smaller studies have been conducted to evaluate the outcome of Alexander lessons for people with persistent neck pain:

1. The large randomised controlled trial called ATLAS (Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for people with chronic neck pain). Several papers have been published on the results. Read about:

2. A much smaller trial assessing the effect of Alexander lessons for people with persistent neck pain.

3. A pilot study of group Alexander teaching for people with persistent neck pain.

I started the Alexander Technique due to slight scoliosis and a stretched nerve in my left lower back and I thought it would improve my posture which could only help my injury! I've got far more out of the technique than just improved posture! The first thing that I've learned is how to work with my Alexander Technique teacher and my body to control the pain! When the horrible muscle spasms start, I can now use breathing to help instead of lying on the floor helpless.

Lyndsey Hayes - Social Sciences teacher

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