According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7% of American adults suffer from hip pain. That number more than doubles for senior citizens, even though lower-back pain and headaches are still more common.
The sciatic nerve extends from your lower back down to your feet. If you have sciatica, something such as a disc or bone spur compresses your sciatic nerve. This compression can cause pain, inflammation, and a feeling of numbness. If it impacts your mobility, sciatica pain can feel rather scary.
Anecdotal evidence abounds as to the wonders that yoga-based exercises can do for an aching back, but science is increasingly on yogis’ sides, too. Researchers can conclude that yoga may be “as effective as other non-pharmacologic treatments in reducing the functional disability of back pain.”
Chronic headaches can range from mild discomfort to severe throbbing pain that affects the quality of life. Millions of people experience regular daily or even constant headaches, sometimes with other symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness, and muscle pain. However, in many cases, headaches are caused by bad habits and could be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes.