Many clients first seek out Pilates because of some kind of injury. Back pain is one of the most common problems we see in our new clients here at Wicked Pilates in Queen Creek, AZ.
Back pain can have many different causes, but one of the most frequent sources of chronic back problems is core weakness and instability. Our modern lifestyle doesn’t help. Too many of us are bound to a chair and desk all day. Our lives are much more sedentary than what is considered healthy. All of these issues lead to the weakening of the trunk and core muscles. A weak core can negatively affect posture and, in turn, lead to pain.
Research shows that Pilates is effective at improving core strength, correcting postural issues, and relieving back pain. A 2018 study found that back pain patients who did 12 weeks of mat Pilates had improved function, less disability, and less pain.
You don’t have to suffer from back pain. Pilates is a natural solution that not only relieves pain but also helps keep you strong so you can avoid future problems. Give us a call today for an appointment or more information.de Araujo Cazotti L, Jones A, Roger-Silva D, Ribeiro LHC, Natour J. Effectiveness of the Pilates Method in the Treatment of Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 May 9. pii:S0003-9993(18)30291-0. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.018.