Suffering from back and neck pain? Pain can be acute, which comes on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, which can last for weeks, months or even years. Whether your pain is continuous or intermittent there is a solution. Pilates focuses on realigning your back to prevent pain. If you have chronic back and neck pain, you don’t have to learn to live with it.
What is Back and Neck Pain?
Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp debilitating pain. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can progressively get worse. Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. It can spread to your upper back or arms.
Back and neck pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:
- Strains and sprains
- Poor posture
- Poor sleeping position
- Long periods of neck strain e.g. working on a computer
- Lack of exercise
- Structural problems
How Can Pilates Equipment Help?
Your whole body affects your back. For a treatment to be successful it must take into account your whole body.
There is growing evidence to support that therapeutic exercise is a successful approach for back and neck pain, whether it is used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
According to the Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy, yoga and pilates techniques have been found to be effective complimentary therapies in chronic low back pain and also stress reduction in other diseases.
Pilates relaxation add significant complimentary benefits to conventional physiotherapy by reducing pain, tenderness and disability. A recent systematic review examining the effectiveness of pilates exercise in people with back pain uncovered pilates exercise provided statistically significant improvements in pain and functional ability compared to usual care and physical activity between 4 and 15 weeks. The study concluded that pilates exercise offers greater improvements in pain and functional ability compared to usual care and physical activity in the short term.
Get Help at Therapia
Therapia can treat and prevent your neck and back pain with a long term pilates program using equipment. We can customise basic or highly advancements movements with selected resistance. By improving movement at the hip and shoulder joints, we teach you how to prevent excess stress on the spinal column and proper back alignment.
Back and neck pain can be an ongoing problem for many people. Talk to our specialists if you’re experiencing pain.