I don't want to discount the help that some people get from yoga, pilates, and similar regimens, but FAR too many people, including a frightening number of physicians, simply ASSuME that non-opioid, non-surgical, and non-medication treatments are safe. The common argument is that, even if these aren't effective, the benefit:risk ratio must be acceptable because they assume that these are safe. Any exercise program can exasperate CP/IP, but some of these risks are extremely severe.
NYTimes.com: How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body
From The New York Times:
How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body
Popped ribs, brain injuries, blinding pain. Are the healing rewards worth the risks?
"Not just students but celebrated teachers too injure themselves in droves because most have underlying physical weaknesses or problems that make serious injury all but inevitable"