New Study: Pilates Is Better Relief For Back Pain

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Latest Research Finds Pilates Is Better Than Any Other Back Pain Therapy

That’s how I first got into Pilates 40 years ago – a serious back injury and facing surgery and pain medication. Then a wonderful fitness instructor introduced me to Pilates and I felt pain relief in the very first lesson! Best of all I avoided surgery.

Even today 40 years later I wake up every day with back stiffness and mild pain, and even though I don’t do a full Pilates workout each day I do a quick 5 minutes of my favorite Pilates mat exercises and the pain and stiffness miraculously disappear!

Read about the latest research on Pilates!

Study Finds Pilates Helps Back Pain Sufferers More than Other Therapies

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Low-back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Odds are, you’re among the sufferers of this pervasive, chronic and painful health condition — and you’re always looking for better ways to find relief without taking pain medication all the time.

One method worth trying? Pilates.

Recent research supports what many Pilates experts and aficionados have been saying for decades: That doing Pilates is not only great for sculpting a strong, lean body — but also for preventing and treating low-back pain.

According to a small, randomized, controlled study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, participants who practiced Pilates over a four-week period experienced more relief from their symptoms than those who went through typical treatment programs….

For another study finding Pilates beneficial for back pain relief go to http://life.gaiam.com/article/study-finds-pilates-helps-back-pain-sufferers-more-other-therapies. Republished courtesy of Inner IDEA.

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