Effectiveness of the Pilates Method in the Treatment of Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The protocol included Pilates exercises performed on a mat and on equipment and was adapted depending on the physical fitness of each participant; the repetitions varied from 6 to 12, respecting patient reports of fatigue and pain, using a single series for each exercise

Luciana de Araujo Cazotti; Anamaria Jones; Diego Roger-Silva; Luiza Helena Coutinho Ribeiro; Jamil Natour

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • To assess the effectiveness of the Pilates method on pain, function, quality of life, and consumption of pain medication in patients with mechanical neck pain
  • The protocol included Pilates exercises performed on a mat and on equipment and was adapted depending on the physical fitness of each participant; the repetitions varied from 6 to 12, respecting patient reports of fatigue and pain, using a single series for each exercise
  • The groups were homogeneous at baseline, the only exception being body mass index, with the Pilates group showing higher BMI
  • Drug consumption was lower in PG patients
  • This trial demonstrated the effectiveness of the Pilates method for the treatment of chronic mechanical neck pain, resulting in improvement of pain, function, quality of life, and reduction of the use of analgesics

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