Low Back Pain

Stiff, Fragile, Aching Low Back: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

Stiffness in the low back can come from several larger muscles like spinal erectors, latissimus dorsi, and psoas. Fragility in the low back usually comes from a joint problem in the vertebrae. The two patterns play in concert to create a pain pattern that is a combination of the two. This post is a collection …

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Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. The patient with this pain runs their hand up and down along one side of their low back and says that it hurts there. They often say that they have pain along one side of the low back when they get …

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Wide Band of Pain Across the Top of the Hips

These people complain of a band of pain across the top of their hips. I ask them to be specific. Is it all the way across? Is it a small strip in the middle? There are several patterns in this area that produce similar pain patterns. They open their fingers a few inches and, using both …

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Stiff Low Back with Pain in the Lower Hip

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscle involved. If you have a stiff low back, you should compare these posts. Client Description These people complain of stiffness at the base of the spine …

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Fragile Low Back with SI Joint Pain

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of sharp pain in the low back that feels like it will  “go out,” as well as pain in the sacroiliac joint. This pattern is a combination of trigger points in two different muscles that become activate together. On the …

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Sharp Pain Across Top of Hips

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Tough Getting Up These patients complain of sharp pain across the low back when getting out of bed, out of a car, or standing up from a chair. They may also be slow to rise from a seated position. Stooped Walk People with this condition also tend …

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Back is out but it hurts in the front

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of a stiff and/or painful back, but it is most painful near the fold of the hip in the front. They move stiffly and tend to have other back problems. The low back has flattened, sometimes on just one side. …

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Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of painful stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer they get. They are often stiff in the morning, when rising from bed, but speak of it …

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Sharp Pain in Front of Shoulder, with Tight Low Back

People complain of pain in the shoulder that is sharp and sudden when reaching up and/or forward. This may occur during a tennis serve or when getting something off of a high shelf. Also. this is aggravated when a dog yanks forward on the leash. This creates sharp pain in the shoulder at the end of the stretch …

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