Great read on how Pilates is a great way to deal with back pain.
If you experience chronic pain in your lower back (your lumbar area), then you know how much this can affect your quality of life. For example, everyday activities like mowing the grass or carrying groceries from the car to the house can make you wince in pain. Additionally, fun activities that you used to enjoy, such as playing sports, tending to your flowers or garden, and chasing after your children or grandchildren become distant memories as you avoid these types of actions in an attempt to appease your lower back area. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common.