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Low back and sacroiliac pain explained

Let’s talk about the different causes of low back pain. I had 4 new evaluations on Monday and they were all a different form and cause of low back pain/hip pain. Whether your lifestyle is sedentary or active, low back pain can be experienced by anyone and this proves true with clients we see in our clinic.

  • Remember the time when you could get up out of a chair and not hurt?
  • Can you imagine rolling over in bed without pain?
  • Can you imagine getting down on the floor and being able to get up without help?

Well, that’s what we do here at Bodyworx. We help people do what they want to do, need to do and love to do without pain pills.

Sources of Back Pain

We see a lot of people who have back trouble in the sacroiliac joint or SI joint. Symptoms of back pain can range from pain or stiffness when getting up from a seated position, hip or flank pain when doing yard work or generalized low back ache and discomfort to extreme pain.

There are several different things that can influence pain in the SI joint. Research shows that if you don’t have good hip joint motion in a couple different directions, the hip gets tight, it locks up and then it starts making motion happen in the SI joint which causes irritation in the low back.

Another thing we see is flank pain that people notice when they do yard work. Flank pain comes from a muscle called your quadratus lumborum. When this gets tight, it pulls your hip up and it irritates the SI joint. Something else that I see is weakness in the muscles that are deep in the abdomen. When we don’t have good trunk strength our whole body just squishes together. When we have good trunk strength and when the muscles engage, it gives us lift and it unloads all the joints including the low back and the SI joint.

I just saw a man from Wichita, KS this morning. He’s a nurse. He hurt his back six weeks ago and it didn’t get better with medication. After determining the root cause of the problem using the AIM Patient Treatment Method, we did some specialized manual therapy with him and taught him the appropriate movements to do on his own. He came in today for follow up and he said “95% better…Exercise is working great, I’m not having a lick of problems.” That’s what we like to see here.

Next steps to solve your Back Pain problem

How about you? Are you tired of suffering? Feel free to download our free Back Pain Report, “9 Simple Things You Can Do to Have a Healthy, Pain-Free Back” here.

Lastly, if you have any back issues or if you know anybody that has any back issues, forward this blog post to them, because this is what we specialize in. We like to get people answers and get them mobile and active without pain pills.

For more information, check out this article we put together on back pain, and this podcast on back pain.

Now is the time to take action and stop suffering

If you are tired of suffering and wish to solve YOUR Back Pain problem,  fill out this contact form and we can have a frank conversation about your health. If we think we can help, we will let you know.

Or, if you are ready to take action now, feel free to call us at 316.558.8808 or email us for an appointment.

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