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Renea Molden was able to stop taking opioid painkillers with the help of non-opioid alternatives. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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Opioids Don't Beat Other Medications For Chronic Pain

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A man bends with a beautiful hip hinge in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Courtesy of Jean Couch hide caption

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

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New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in relieving pain. The yoga protocol includes gentle poses and avoids more difficult ones. Comstock Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses

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A study suggests spinal manipulation can reduce lower back pain for some people. sanjagrujic/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Back Pain, Study Concludes

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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

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An analysis of 20 studies failed to find good evidence that standing at a work desk is better than sitting. Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Lower-back pain is one of the top three reasons that Americans go to the doctor. But the solution can be a DIY project. iStockphoto hide caption

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Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

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Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland's Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

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Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines. A woman in Burkina Faso (left) holds her baby so that his spine stays straight. The center image shows the S-shaped spine drawn in a modern anatomy book (Fig. I) and the J-shaped spine (Fig. II) drawn in the 1897 anatomy book Traite d'Anatomie Humaine. Courtesy of Esther Gokhale and Ian Mackenzie/Nomads of the Dawn hide caption

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Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

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