First, there are many types of yoga. Make sure you find an experienced teacher, and a class that's geared toward people who have pain, physical limitations, etc. But yoga has many beneficial health benefits, not the least of which come from the integrative approach to mind, body and spirit. Meditation can also be done without yoga. There are many excelent resources and this is one way of helping to block pain messages to the brain - although it may not cure the cause. I have a Pilates machine in my home which I've used for about 10 years. I love it - it's the only exercise I actualy LOVE, and now since my back surgery I've had to severely limit my routine. Either yoga or pilates is great, but I'd suggest finding a teacher rather than just using a video - especially someone who can help you make the adjustments tailored to your specific needs. Hope this helps.