Is This the Best Stretch for Low Back Relief?
Lower back pain is a prevalent problem in today’s society. Doesn’t matter if you are a bodybuilder, desk-jockey, or an overweight blind man on a scooter—lower back pain happens to anyone. What most people don’t understand is where there is lower back pain, their is some sort of hip complex dysfunction. Most therapist and low back suffers are quick to focus their sights on “stretching the lower back“–hence, performing countless Yoga Child Pose stretches:
Quadratus Femoris – This muscle rotates the hip laterally; also helps adduct the hip
Psoas – This muscles flexes the torso and thigh with respect to each other
External Oblique – This important muscles rotates the torso. Most people that sit all day, rotate very little–so this muscle stiffens up–feeling like a large velcro belt around the entire mid-torso.
Quadratus Lumborom (QL) – This muscle alone helps to laterally flex the spine. Again, most people that sit all day do not laterally flex, so this muscle stiffens up feeling like a gun holster is permanently attached to your waist.
- Medications for Back Pain (webmd.com)
- Protect Your Back Every Day (webmd.com)
- Home Care for Lower Back Pain (webmd.com)
- How to Relieve from Lower Back Pain (greenzblog.com)