YoMA II Study

Do you have chronic low back pain?

Are you interested in seeing if you can improve your low back pain symptoms with either weekly gentle therapeutic yoga classes or a self-directed mind-body 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 II) trial.

YoMA II is a UCSF research study of how mind-body interventions can help people with back pain.

No prior experience is necessary to participate in this study.

As a participant in the YoMA II study, you may:

  • Learn how to start a gentle yoga practice for people with low back pain;
  • Participate in 12 free weekly yoga classes with an experienced instructor;
  • Receive information on developing a self-directed mind-body program;
  • Complete several assessment visits over 6 months, including strength testing, flexibility measurement, and questionnaire completion.

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; and
  • Are interested in starting a gentle yoga or self-directed mind-body program.

Eligibility Survey

Please fill out the online survey to see if you are eligible. If you have questions, please call us at (415) 514-8445.

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