Pilates for Back Pain
Back pain affects 90% of people at some point in their lives. For 50% of people back pain will re-occur. Pilates can help reduce back pain and re-occurrence for you with a series of exercises designed to build core and gluteal strength.
How it works
Pilates for back pain involves exercising the deep core muscles to offload the spine and increase the stability of the trunk. Increased trunk and core stability gives the joints more support so they don’t have to work as hard to keep your body upright, leading to a reduction in pain.
For chronic low back pain (back pain lasting for 3 months or more), Pilates is especially important in reducing severity of pain and reoccurrence of flare ups. Evidence shows that Pilates is an effective treatment and long term management technique for chronic low back pain and various other conditions. For more on chronic pain see Pilates for Chronic Pain.
Conditions it treats
Physiolates can potentially improve the back pain of any cause.
Conditions Pilates can treat include:
- Chronic low back pain
- Muscle strain
- Disc prolapse
- Postural pain
- Post-spinal surgery
- Pelvic dysfunction
- Sacroiliac pain
- Low back pain during pregnancy
- Post natural child birth or C-Section
Benefits of Pilates for Back Pain include:
- Reduced or completely eliminated low back pain
- Ability to manage low back pain
- Reduced risk of low back pain in the future
- Conservative alternative to invasive treatment or surgery
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Return to sport
- Increased overall well-being
- Increased confidence
- Greater quality of life
See what Sam and Laura had to say about how Pilates helped with their back pains.
See what others had to say about their experience at Physiolates on our testimonials page.
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