A major study involving 579 patients published in the British Medical Journal found that one to one Alexander Technique lessons have long term benefits for people with chronic lower back pain compared to massage and exercise.   Twenty-four Alexander Technique lessons proved to be the most beneficial.  After  a year those who had Alexander Technique lessons had on average three days of pain per month compared with 21 days per month with usual GP care.

British Medical Journal 2008; 337:a884

Little P, Lewith  G, Webley F, et al.

There are four studies on the impact of Alexander Technique lessons on back pain:

1. Randomised controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for patients with chronic low back pain

2. Improvement in automatic postural coordination following Alexander Technique lessons in a person with low back pain

3. The impact of Alexander Technique lessons on chronic mechanical low back pain

4. Alexander technique and Supervised Physiotherapy Exercises in back paiN (ASPEN): a four-group randomised feasibility trial