How Pilates could help back problems
When we suffer from chronic pain for a long time we become afraid to move...but believe it or not movement is one of the ways we can help our problem.!
The affected area becomes inflamed and we could suffer muscle spasms, which then make us even more tense and even more afraid to move.
Now due to the lack of movement in our body this results in decreased local circulation, allowing waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid to build up...which then adds to the pain we are already experiencing .!
So what could we do....? Pilates....
Why.? As these exercises are done slowly and with control, the gentle normal flowing movements involved in Pilates classes are a perfect way to reassure your body that it is ok to move again. !!
How do I know this...because iv suffered from chronic back pain for 15 years, someone recommended Pilates to me and since attending my first Pilates class iv never looked back.
Pilates gave me my life back, I wasn’t scared to pick the kids up anymore I wasn’t worried about getting in that driving seat and feeling that dreaded pain.
Pilates taught me how to manage my body, it strengthened my deep core muscles and I was given the correct tools to improve my own posture which in turn alleviated my back pain.