Pilates and The Art of Easing Back Pain
Pilates for Easing Back Pain & Cultivating Spinal-Health
How Pilates Supports a Healthy, Happy Back!
Most of us know someone living with a back injury. It’s just a part of the fabric of being a human.
but back-pain should not be an inevitability.
Americans with back injuries are as common as football and convenience stores, and unfortunately, conventional solutions, such as prescriptions or over the counter medicines, aren’t cutting it. People want to get to the root of the problem and solve it from the inside out.
There’s a cost for living with back-pain.
When you have back problems, you often live with a host of other problems. What you need is a qualified professional whose sole focus is to help build strength in the musculature surrounding your spine, so that your spine can do its job with more ease. This builds balance in the body and takes the pressure off the affected area, by focusing on the core, glutes, and muscles around your spine, or what the Pilates world refers to as the “Powerhouse.”
Now, we know that the world applauds hectic schedules; you’re busy and who has the time to add one more thing to their plate, right? But, when it comes to your spine and the quality-of- life your back pain is robbing from you, it pays to take care of the problem the right way, as soon as possible.
That means you need to have three tools in your toolbox to begin to skillfully adress the issue:
3 Non-Negotiables for Easing Back Pain
1. Work with someone who knows what she’s doing. At-home programs are convenient, but when it comes to back health, you don’t want to settle for convenience. If you choose to work with a certified professional, your results with come more quickly, and are deeply customized. An experienced, trained instructor can teach you what you need to know to establish a routine you can continue at home, once you’ve reached stability within the studio. And finally, when you work with a professional in a studio, you have access to…
2. The equipment. Pilates on the mat is effective and challenging, but it’s just the beginning. There is an array of apparatus waiting for you inside a Pilates studio, all of which serves a different purpose. You won’t know what’s best for you until you explore each under expert guidance. Spend some time in the Pilates playground to find out!
3. You know how back pain is chronic? You have to be just as consistent in your training plan to get rid of it. Your commitment to the program will determine how quickly and fully you recover. We aren’t suggesting training, but consistency is key. This is not a one-and-done approach. It may take some time. The time will pass anyway; spend it building strength and ease.