Can Having a Weak Buttocks Cause Back Pain?

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Problem: a new study found that people who have weak gluteal muscles suffer higher rates of low back pain.
Solution: (after you check with your doctor) try one of these simple exercises to help strengthen your gluteal muscles.

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Aboufazeli M et al. Comparison of Selective Local and Global Muscle Thicknesses in Females with and without Chronic Low Back Pain. Orthop Traumatol Rehabil. 2018 Jun 27;20(3):197-204.

The benefits of chiropractic care for low back pain

Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain
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Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for low back pain. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

If you’re suffering from low back pain, you may be looking for relief. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for many people. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for low back pain. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. It is a safe, drug-free option that can relieve pain and restore joint function. If you are suffering from low back pain, consider seeking out a qualified chiropractor to help you find relief.

If you’re considering chiropractic care for your low back pain, it’s important to find a qualified practitioner. Look for someone who is licensed and insured. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family. Once you’ve found a few potential practitioners, schedule a consultation to see if they’re a good fit for you.

If you’re suffering from low back pain, chiropractic care may be a safe and effective treatment option for you. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

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Trigger points in the abdominal muscles.

Myofascial trigger points in the abdominal muscles are very common. These muscles are responsible for trunk movement and stability, and are engaged in some way during most activities. As a result trigger points will easily form. These knots will often refer pain into the lower or mid back in a horizontal strip. Trigger points in the abdominal muscles are often overlooked as a source of back pain. Once developed, a trigger point won’t release on its own. A therapeutic modality such as trigger point massage is needed to release the tissue.

Quadratus lumborum muscle and back pain.

One of the most common causes or low back pain is trigger points in the quadratus lumborum muscle or Q.L. for short. This muscle is located in the lower back and is responsible for trunk and pelvic movement and stabilization. This muscle often harbors trigger points that form from prolonged sitting or bending. Pain from trigger points in this muscle will cause pain in the low back, sacrum, and into the hip.

Trigger points in the erector muscles.

The erector spinae muscles are a group of muscles the travel the length of your spine. They are responsible for spinal movement and stabilization. These muscles often become overloaded with poor posture of the spine. As a result trigger points often form. These points can cause pain to be felt anywhere along the spine and back. Some of these points can even refer pain into the front abdomen as well

Trigger points in the abdominal muscles.

The Abdominal muscles what people think of as your six pack muscles. They are mostly responsible for flexing the spine and postural stability. These muscles are often tight in people with poor posture with a rounded spine. This causes trigger points to developed. Trigger points in the abs cause pain to be felt in the abdomen, but also frequently in the back. Trigger points in the upper abdominals refer pain into the mid back, and points in the lower abdominals produce lower back pain.

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).

Trigger points and back pain.

Low back pain can be a complicated condition. Quite often in my practice I will see multiple muscles involved in causing lower back pain in my clients. For example trigger points in the hip flexors like the psoas muscle, along with trigger points in the back muscles themselves, such as the quadratus lumborum or the multifidus, can all be active and refer pain into the low back. When trigger points are active in multiple muscles at once this is called a chronic myofascial pain syndrome.

Trigger points in the quadratus lumborum muscle

The quadratus lumborum muscle or QL. Is a muscle in the lower back. It helps to flex the spine to the side and stabilize the lowback and hip. Trigger points in this muscle are one of the most common causes of low back pain and stiffness. This is probably the most frequent muscle I work on in my practice when treating clients with low back and hip pain.