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Pilates – We got your Back

Many people suffer with back pain, having been diagnosed with various common issues affecting the back, such as:

  • bulging disc,
  • slipped disc,
  • disc degeneration,
  • osteoporosis,
  • nerve damage,
  • arthritis,
  • pain from the lower back radiating down into the buttock region

… and so on.

Regardless of how it happens or how it feels, at one time or another everyone will get a pain or ache in their backs. To live with persistent pain every day can be most debilitating, for such chronic pain makes straightforward actions like sneezing, turning, driving, or dressing more difficult.

A spinal column

A common cause of back pain directly results from muscular strain. When this goes undetected and/or mistreated, it may lead to more serious issues.

You may often hear the term Sciatica used. The nerve that controls the lower extremities is called the Sciatic Nerve: it exits the sacrum (a bone in the lower back) through a foramen, a small hole in that bone, before going into the buttock region to travel down the back of the leg.

In my younger days, I too suffered from Sciatica. My parents spent a lot of money bringing me to physiotherapists who tried in vain to ‘fix me’. Eventually I found that the only thing that worked was to keep my body flexible. Proper attention to muscle stretches before and after games or matches were the key. Sometimes I could have had three or four matches a week – plus training sessions – as I played for club, county and school. (I wonder how I kept going!)

Of course, when aged 16 I didn’t know what it meant to have a strong core – but I do now!

Using prescription medication is not always the best option either. Writing in the Irish Independent this week, Dr. Nina Byrnes stated that lifestyle can help with back pain.

Lady using Pilates

Simple exercises, such as walking or swimming, may be beneficial but the best exercises of all are those that strengthen the muscles in your core: the abdomen and lower back. Strengthening exercises, when used and combined correctly, actually support the spine. You gain knowledge of these precise exercises when you practise PILATES.

At Fit to the Core Pilates in Ennis, we run physiotherapy-led classes called Clinical Rehab, specifically for back injuries. Why pay €60 for a single session of physiotherapy when €60 provides six classes of Pilates?

Our Clinical Rehab classes cater for – and are especially beneficial to – those suffering from back injuries. Developing a stronger core through Pilates provides the necessary foundation to live pain-free.

Feel free to send us a message or call 087 1887801 to book your Pilates session with Fit to the Core Pilates.

Many people suffer with back pain, having been diagnosed with various common issues affecting the back, such as:

  • bulging disc,
  • slipped disc,
  • disc degeneration,
  • osteoporosis,
  • nerve damage,
  • arthritis,
  • pain from the lower back radiating down into the buttock region

… and so on.

Regardless of how it happens or how it feels, at one time or another everyone will get a pain or ache in their backs. To live with persistent pain every day can be most debilitating, for such chronic pain makes straightforward actions like sneezing, turning, driving, or dressing more difficult.

A spinal column

A common cause of back pain directly results from muscular strain. When this goes undetected and/or mistreated, it may lead to more serious issues.

You may often hear the term Sciatica used. The nerve that controls the lower extremities is called the Sciatic Nerve: it exits the sacrum (a bone in the lower back) through a foramen, a small hole in that bone, before going into the buttock region to travel down the back of the leg.

In my younger days, I too suffered from Sciatica. My parents spent a lot of money bringing me to physiotherapists who tried in vain to ‘fix me’. Eventually I found that the only thing that worked was to keep my body flexible. Proper attention to muscle stretches before and after games or matches were the key. Sometimes I could have had three or four matches a week – plus training sessions – as I played for club, county and school. (I wonder how I kept going!)

Of course, when aged 16 I didn’t know what it meant to have a strong core – but I do now!

Using prescription medication is not always the best option either. Writing in the Irish Independent this week, Dr. Nina Byrnes stated that lifestyle can help with back pain.

Lady using Pilates

Simple exercises, such as walking or swimming, may be beneficial but the best exercises of all are those that strengthen the muscles in your core: the abdomen and lower back. Strengthening exercises, when used and combined correctly, actually support the spine. You gain knowledge of these precise exercises when you practise PILATES.

At Fit to the Core Pilates in Ennis, we run physiotherapy-led classes called Clinical Rehab, specifically for back injuries. Why pay €60 for a single session of physiotherapy when €60 provides six classes of Pilates?

Our Clinical Rehab classes cater for – and are especially beneficial to – those suffering from back injuries. Developing a stronger core through Pilates provides the necessary foundation to live pain-free.

Feel free to send us a message or call 087 1887801 to book your Pilates session with Fit to the Core Pilates.