by CBS3’s Jim Donovan for KYW Newsradio —

Rachel Schneider turned to yoga after struggling with a bad back, but now says some of the poses she was instructed to do did more harm than good, causing two bulging disks which left her screaming in pain.

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“I could not shower myself.  I could not put on my own underwear.  That is hard not to do when you’re 27.”

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And Rachel is not alone. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the number of yoga injuries is rising. One reason: not enough experienced teachers to meet demand.

Marc Rabinoff is an expert in sports injuries:

“There’s all kinds of things can go wrong in a yoga class if it’s not taught right.  It is the wild west when it comes to yoga certification. There are no national (or) state regulatory agencies that cover yoga instructors.”

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So, he says, yoga students beware!