Does Pilates help back pain? yes! Yes! YES!

Aubre Stacknick
January 31, 2020

Where does back pain come from? 

You or someone you know? 


Sedentary lifestyle?


Lack of activity like sitting at a desk for hours on end, all you office workers sound familiar? I recently had this hit home for me BIG TIME. From my 20-year massage career I always knew clients had this issue especially office folks but MAN since this past summer I’ve been sitting more than ever before. Gotta tell you sitting and computer time is definitely not my favorite pass time. My body isnt happy about it either…


Bad posture?


I mean how do you have good posture when you spend the majority of your day in front of a computer, in a car, bingeing on the latest Netflix show, or traveling constantly (and I don’t mean for vacation). Shoulders roll forward, belly pushes out, spine kicks out away from the abs instead of inward to secure and stabilize them. Add in bad body mechanics, desk and chair height, and office ergonomics your literally asking for a pain in the neck. 


Old injuries?


I have worked with thousands of people over the past 20 years and inevitably they do not even consider old injuries when thinking about body pains now. Not only do they rear their ugly head as we get older but most weren’t taken care of properly, to begin with. 


Car accident 10 years ago? Slip and Fall 2 years ago? Gym injury 1 year ago? Work injury 6 months ago? Cheerleading or Football injury 25 years ago? These all come into play and rarely do we consider them when our body compensates for the injury in those in-between years while causing more damage. Instead of addressing it, we just deal with it. 


Now Im a “just push thru it kinda girl” (asks my kids)but I will tell you that several times in my life I have found myself wishing I was more educated at the time of an incident, my parents knew better, had the insurance for the real fix, doctors were more informative or whatever the reason I didn’t get to take care of things the way I needed to.. 

Feel like this on the daily?


So what do you do after damage is done? 


PILATES! There is hope, I promise. I have dedicated the last 13 years to my wellness center centered around people just like me, the broken and battered bodies. Pilates has been a passion of mine for over 20 years because I saw the difference in my back and neck pain almost immediately.


See what Verywellfit.com has to say  Pilates Exercises for Your Back Pain

"The Pilates exercises in this set are frequently recommended to help prevent and decrease back pain, including low back pain. They strengthen core support for the back, teach good alignment, and provide gentle stretches for tight back muscles."


The only thing that has literally kept my body together and upright is my daily Pilates training and that’s been the most constant part of my fitness routine for over 20 years. Plus, I can do it anywhere!


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