Pilates and Pathologies: Hernia and Discal

Many of the people who come to a study or a Pilates class do to readjust or recover from old back injuries or also to prevent the occurrence of these lesions. Perhaps one of the most common is protrusion and rear Herniated disk. Can we practice Pilates with this type of Pathology?

Unfortunately, the intervertebral disc injuries are fairly common: these disks, whose function is to improve mobility and intervertebral stabilization, are made up of a nucleus and a fibrous ring around. When this ring degenerates and tearing occurs the discal: the disc loses its shape and balloons (also called “contained hernia”). The protrusion is the first step to the herniated disc, that occurs when the disk is broken and its core (all or in part) goes abroad.

To the question of “is it possible practiacr Pilates if I suffer a protrusion or herniated disc?” the answer is ‘ Yes… but with a professional “. If we suffer any of these pathologies (or any other) it is essential that on our first day in class or in the Studio we alertemos the teacher of that this is so. In this way, they can offer us Council and exercises to make modifications.

Contraindicated in the case of protrusion or herniated disc exercises are those that are combining Flex with the rotation of the same column (for example, saw or saw). Trunk in decubitus prono hyperextension exercises should occur in a very controlled and properly aligning the back always.

Working with the Pilates method applied to people with hernia or discal, must emphasize exercises that help us to working the muscles of the trunk, strengthening both the abdominal and lumbar, and in addition carry out exercises improve mobility and to promote the correct alignment column.