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Pilates and back and joint pain

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Pilates can provide some awesome benefits to you when you are suffering from back and joint pain.


The important principles of Pilates are consistent with the exercise program which will promote back health. For back pain patients, becoming aware of the neutral alignment of the spine and also strengthening the deep postural muscles which support this alignment are very important. Pilates exercises will help you to achieve both of them and that is why these exercises are recommended for back pain patients. In the same way, they are also good for people who are suffering from joint pain.

Anyone who is suffering from pain because of excessive movement and degeneration of the intervertebral discs and joints will definitely benefit from Pilates exercise programs. Such exercises will also help people by decreasing wear and tear that results because of stresses on the intervertebral joints and discs.

Pilates will improve your strength, suppleness and flexibility. It will also improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles of the heaped and shoulder girdle. When you have supported and fluid movement through these joints, it will prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column. With the lettuce, you will also learn and become aware of the movement habits which are probably stressing your spine. With this learning, you'll be able to change your habits so that you can preserve neutral alignment of the spine. You'll be able to use your body efficiently.


These exercises train your whole body and while doing that it will provide you with the following benefits.

It reduces pain

Different studies have found that Pilates can help you to reduce back and joint way. These exercises are similar to generic lumbar exercises. These exercises are more effective in reducing visibility and pain over a short period of time. There is a positive co-relation between Pilates exercises and physical health.

It improves joint function

Another study found that if you perform different Pilates exercises, it will considerably improve your lower back pain. All you need to do is take you sessions per week for 3 to 6 months. These exercises make you use proper motion, which will stimulate the production of synovial fluid and will enhance the lubrication of your joints. These exercises will thus prevent wear and tear of joints and thereby will reduce pain.

Benefits in fibromyalgia

A study of 25 Pilates exercises on fibromyalgia found that it is beneficial in fibromyalgia. It is a condition which is characterised by pain, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue which ultimately degrades the quality of life. Such exercises can reduce the pain associated with such a health condition. Pilates exercises can help you to regain the muscles strength and relief in pain.

It helps you to lose weight

Pilates exercises will help you to reduce your weight. When you are overweight or obese, the extra weight will put extra load on your knees and joints. As a result of that your joints and back pain will increase in intensity. If you perform Pilates exercises regularly, they will help you to reduce weight and prevent further back and joint pain. Studies have also found that non-specific back pain can also be treated by Pilates exercises.

Before you start your Pilates program, you can talk to your doctor and other healthcare provider to find out what is the best option you have. Always choose the right pill it is program for yourself because that will help you to get rid of the pain in the short-term and will also prevent future possible back and joint pain.


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