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Health

How Pilates can help back pain

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There is a natural method to effectively reduce back pain.

Eight out of every 10 adults will experience back pain at one point or another, making it the most common form of musculoskeletal pain. Pilates corrects the underlying structural imbalances in the body that lead to back pain.

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates Ltd in Downers Grove offers Pilates as well as educational workshops to learn more about how to reduce back pain.

According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, subjects with lower back pain found significant pain relief after a four-week Pilates program maintained over a 12-month period.

Pilates provide relief of back pain and can strengthen the deep postural muscles that support alignment and promote back health. When posture improves, you decrease the wear and tear on the back caused by uneven stress on the spine.

Poor posture weakens the torso and can cause chronic upper back pain, but Pilates can help you maintain good posture by strengthening the large and small muscles attached to the spine.

A strong core will help stabilize your spine. Once you engage your core muscles, good alignment and posture will follow. Poor posture can prevent you from having good core stabilization.

Pilates also promotes flexibility, and the exercises can be modified so you can develop spinal flexibility over time. The ability to move your spine through its full range of motion indicates good control over your spinal structure.

Gentle stretching offered with Pilates promotes proper alignment and allows for an increased range of motion throughout the body.

A strong and flexible spine will help lower your risk of back pain. Pilates is a great addition to any exercise routine because it helps support your back and allows you to manage and prevent back pain.

Be Fit Physical Therapy and Pilates: 4934 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 964-4008, www.befitpt.com