Just about every one at one time or another will probably experience the horrors of back pain. Back pain can be very debilitating and depressing. This condition can manifest for numerous reasons. Usually it is just minor muscle tightness, stress, bad posture or strain. On a more serious note back pain can be due to scoliosis, osteoporosis, herniated disk and the list could go on and on. Whatever the cause of your back pain, Pilates could be a safe and effective holistic approach to back rehabilitation without the use of drugs. All that is required is a strong desire to heal your body and a commitment to doing the work. The more serious conditions do require specific work since some exercises are contraindicated and should be avoided altogether. It would be wise to work privately with a certified experienced Pilates instructor.
More and more Chiropractors are recommending Pilates as a holistic method of strengthen the back and spine. When practicing Pilates moves with a certified Pilates instructor you can typically expect to notice an increase in the mobility of your joints, improved circulation, a flatter stomach, thinner waist line and tighter thighs.
Due to it’s a low impact, Pilates is a great form of exercise for those needing rehabilitation from injuries, the elderly, and those that are overweight. Pilates helps you increase your circulation and also helps you reduce excuse weight gradually.
Choosing an experienced Pilates instructor can start you on the path to healing your aching back. Pilates is not a quick fix, but rather a holistic approach that strengthens your muscles, spinal cord and teaches you to align your body. Years of abusing your body can not be fixed by following an aerobics instructors Pilates group class at your local gym or by following your favorite Pilates video. The first step in healing the back is to have a specially designed Pilates program that is suited for your specific condition. If you are under a doctors care get his or her permission before starting any exercise program.
One of the reasons why some women are victims of back pain is because they have become slaves to fashions. Wearing high heel shoes can cause lower back and even neck pain. Menstruation and pregnancy can also cause temporary back pain. You don’t have to be a women or a high heel strutting fashion model to be a victim of back pain. Back pain attacks all of us from the fit athlete hunched over in a spinning class, military personnel in their morning jog to the computer nerd slouching over the PC. Back pain occurs when one is stooped over stressing the lower back for long periods of time without counter stretching. Nutrition also plays a big part in the health of the spine. Unhealthily habits such as smoking and excessive drinking rob the bones and muscles of vital nutrients.
A well rounded Pilates program will take the spine through its full range of motion. These movements will keep the discs nourished and healthy. Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the spine and increases its flexibility therefore reducing compression and pain. Pilates will help you reeducate the body and develop healthier postural habits. It will strengthen the muscles that support the spine. A balanced muscle is both flexible and strong. Your muscle groups also need to have a balance in their relationship with one another for optimum health and fitness. Pilates will do all this and more. So if you want that long fashion model look without the back pain, Pilates is for you.
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