Chronic pain shapes the lives of close to 100 million people nationwide. It is an intensely personal experience, affecting people in varied ways. Chronic pain can reduce strength, mobility, and stamina, as well as cause long-lasting mental and physical health consequences.
When you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending loop. You are forced to cope with the same discomfort and inconvenience, day in and day out. But your situation is not hopeless. And you have far more options than just surgery or medication.
The Len Cerullo Method approaches pain management in a different way, with a holistic and patient-focused philosophy. Your pain is not a stand-alone symptom; it’s part of who you are as a complex individual. And we treat you as a whole person – determining a personalized care plan that will alleviate pain and promote overall wellness.
Dr. Cerullo’s treatment plans combine a variety of recovery options to suit individual patients’ needs – from occupational therapy and meditation, to injections and exercise. For many patients, he advocates incorporating pilates, which is shown to minimize chronic pain and improve mobility.
“There’s a misconception that you need to be a serious athlete or have special equipment to do pilates,” says Dr. Cerullo. “But it’s not true; pilates is accessible for everyone. Using only mat exercises, you can improve your posture, balance, strength, and flexibility. It can make a big difference in easing pain.”
Pilates moves are deceptively simple – for example, curling up into a ball and rolling slowly on your back, or lying flat on your back and moving one leg at a time in circles. But pilates exercises are powerful, stretching and strengthening several muscles at once.
“Pilates is a great low-impact form of exercise that can be adapted for special needs and injuries by an experienced instructor,” says Dr. Cerullo.
Learn more about The Len Cerullo Method’s personalized and holistic approach to pain management.