Will pilates help my back pain? | Dr. Andrew Cash, MD Las Vegas, Nevada


By Brooke Strickland and Dr. Andrew Cash

 

Pilates is a popular exercise program that helps target the core muscles in your body, which in turn, can have a great effect on your overall back strength and posture.   Because of the combination of stretching and abdominal exercises that help strengthen the core, Pilates can be an effective way to help alleviate back pain and help keep back injuries from reoccurring.   By strengthening many of the intrinsic muscles of the body, the structure of your spine will benefit and you will see results, feeling better with more flexibility and an overall sense of wellbeing. 

Poor posture is one of the main causes of back pain, so finding a simple way to get your body in shape through Pilates while simultaneously giving you the tools to know how to sit, stand, or walk in the correct position, is key to helping you feel better without medication.   There are a variety of Pilates techniques, ranging from simple to more advanced moves, that can help get you in shape and feeling better.  No matter your age or fitness level, there are Pilates courses that, with regular practice, will help you get results faster than other fitness programs. 

Before you decide if Pilates is right for you, talk to your doctor or to an experienced Pilates professional. 

Always consult with your doctor when it comes to any back pain you are feeling, so you have the information you need and tools to help jumpstart the healing process.  And before you decide if Pilates is right for you, talk to your doctor or experienced Pilates professional.

For more information, contact Dr. Cash for an appointment at www.disclv.com.


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