YoMA Study

Update: This study is  full and closed to new participants.

Do you have chronic low back pain?

Are you interested in seeing if you can improve your low back pain symptoms with a yoga program?

If you have chronic low back pain and are interested in starting a yoga program you may be eligible to participate in the Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain and its Mechanism of Action (YoMA) trial.  YoMA is a UCSF research study of how yoga can help people with chronic low back pain.

No yoga experience is necessary to participate in this study.

As a participant in the YoMA study, you would:

  • Learn how to start a yoga practice for people with low back pain
  • Participate in 12 free weekly yoga classes with an experienced instructor
  • Complete several assessment visits over 6 months
  • Including a blood draw, some thinking and talking tasks, and questionnaire completion
  • Get instruction for developing an at home yoga practice.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Have chronic low back pain
  • Have been told by your doctor that your pain is not associated with a disorder of the spine
  • Are interested in starting a yoga program.

If you have any further questions or difficulty completing the survey, please call us at (415) 514-8445 for more details.

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