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The lumbar and pelvic influence of the iliopsoas muscle
To be human is to have back pain. Back pain is one of the most physical disorders that humans endure. It affects about 90% of people some point in their lives, and ranks the leading cause of disability worldwide. Low back pain has been with us for as long as we have had backs, and for just as long, humans have been seeking to understand and relieve back pain. Many theories of low back pain include SI Joint pain, nerve inflammation, QL spasm, core stability, emotions, disk issues etc... Today we look at one of the possibilities of low back pain, the "Psoas" regarded as one of the deep core structures and plays an important role in creating structural integrity in the human body. 🍕for💭| Many therapists/trainers when confronted with back pain, automatically turn to core strengthening exercises!! 😑😑😑 First of all, most of the time, problems arise not due to weakness but because of improper muscular coordination. (Stemming from either neurological or structural restrictions) So telling someone that planks will strengthen their core and stave off back pain is pretty silly. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 Adding more tension to the system will only increase ⬆️ pressure on the discs and the possibility of a disc herniating 💥💥😲. Second of all, one of the main muscles to look at when back pain is concerned is the almighty psoas!!! 👑
Not many people know this, but the psoas does not ONLY produce lumbar hyperextension but can also produce lumbar flexion.
Knowing how to differentiate between Psoas fibers is very important.
1️⃣The lower fibers of the psoas tend to produce lumbar hyperextension (Ant. Pelvic tilt)
2️⃣The upper fibers tend to produce lumbar flexion.
(Post Pelvic tilt)
So when I treat the psoas, depending on the alignment of your spine I will hone in on the fibers that need some @myodetox loving and open them up.
And then reinforce the pattern I want you to keep with specific exercises.
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