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.

As a sufferer of ankylosing spondilitis: a chronic rheumatic condition, the Alexander Technique helped me discover relationships between physical and psychological ways of “letting go” in order to control pain. In particular, exposure to the Technique has enabled me to break self-perpetuating circuits of pain associated with inflammatory conditions by focusing on inhibiting learned muscle tensing habits which feed on pain and each other.

E Samuel, Diplomat

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