Soothe aching back with Pilates, not pills – Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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Contemporary culture tempts us to look for quick fixes to all of our problems. Pain is one of the biggest issues we face. Ii can be easily addressed with pain medication, but is that really the best fix? Marissa Lins outlines her article with the ways that we may use Pilates instead of medication to help with back pain. Proper stretching and relaxation techniques are proven to be just as effective without the side effects. Give it a good read.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most people experiencing back pain take pills, but medication only takes the edge off of the pain.
  • Pilates ease back pain as well as strengthen the core to prevent further injury.
  • To address back pain, Pilates moves have to be gentle, consistent and done often.

“According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain is the most common cause of job-related disabilities, and to add insult to injury, 80 percent of people suffer from some form of back pain over the course of their lifetimes.”

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