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97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique-it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery.

Jack Stern, Spinal Neurosurgeon

X-ray picture of a back with scoliosis

Important Findings on the Alexander Technique 

Many studies have come out over the past few decades that suggest the Alexander Technique can significantly reduce disability from back and neck pain, improve postural tone, reduce axial rigidity, and help someone with Parkinson's manage their symptoms.

Surgeons who studied the Technique also demonstrated a "significant improvement in surgical ergonomics as well as decreased surgical fatigue." 

Back Pain

randomized controlled trial found that 24 Alexander lessons reduced disability from low back pain by 42% after 1 year with an 86% reduction in number of days in pain, which was a net improvement from the 3-month measurement.

Neck Pain

14 completed Alexander sessions reduced neck pain and disability by 31% after 1 year. 


randomized controlled trial found long-term study of the Alexander Technique reduced axial rigidity by 52% with greater phase-advance from a slow twist.  Short-term Alexander lessons    (20 lessons) reduced Axial rigidity by 29% with improvements in phase-advance also.

Parkinson's Disease

"Instructions based on the Alexander Technique given to people with Parkinson's disease led to reduced postural sway, reduced axial postural tone, greater modifiability of tone, and a smoother center of pressure trajectory during step initiation, possibly indicating greater movement efficiency."


"This study examined respiratory function in adults. Spirometry tests demonstrated that Alexander lessons led to improvement of respiratory muscular function."

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