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Why Pilates is So Helpful for Low Back Pain

Posted by Devin McGlynn on 2/19/2013
When the back of your body is not supported properly, it will begin to hurt. Over time, this can lead to chronic back pain. 
Here is why Pilates is so beneficial in reducing and healing low back pain:

  •   Pilates addresses the core, which includes not only the front of your body and sides, but also muscles along the spine in the back of your body. By performing exercises that address all of these muscles, you’re fully addressing where your pain originates.
  •   Pilates also focuses on the deep abdominal muscle, the transverses abdominis. This horizontal strip below your belly button needs to be engaged in order to support your low back. 
  •  Pilates strengthens the front of your body in your torso by engaging both the deep and superficial muscles. This will lead not only to core strengthening but also visible muscle tone.

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