Pilates for Back Pain
Back pain affects 90% of people at some point in their lives, with 50% of those people experiencing a recurrence of their back pain after their initial episode. Pilates can help reduce the chances of experiencing back pain or its recurrence with a series of exercises designed to build core and gluteal strength.
How it works
Pilates for back pain involves exercising the deep muscles of the core to offload the spine and increase the stability of the trunk. Increased trunk and core stability gives the joints and soft tissues of the spine more support, reducing their work-load, leading to a reduction in pain and reduced chance of injury.
For chronic low back pain (back pain lasting for 3 months or more), Pilates is especially important in reducing pain intensity and recurrence of painful episodes. Evidence shows that Pilates is an effective treatment for chronic low back pain as well as a successful long term management technique for chronic low back pain, as well as a variety of other conditions. For more information on chronic pain see Pilates for Chronic Pain.
Physiolates can be useful in managing your back pain, regardless of the cause.
Pilates can help with symptoms associated with conditions like:
- 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 their back pain.
See what others had to say about their experience at Physiolates on our testimonials page.
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