Neck Pain

To date, two trials have been conducted to evaluate the outcome of Alexander lessons for people with chronic neck pain, a large randomised controlled clinical trial and a smaller study :

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

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

I have suffered back pain for a long time and the last 15 years have been a merry-go-round of doctors, drugs and complementary therapies. At the end of my second Alexander session I started to ease into the process. I followed my teacher's instructions between sessions, and found I could focus on my body, its movements and its tensions. It now seems possible to be free of pain and my usual cocktail of painkillers is no longer necessary. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the technique.

Karen Johnson

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