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Pain Around the Crest of the Hip

These people most often complain of pain just under the crest of the hip.  They frequently complain of pain that arcs in front of the hip and into the groin. If they are comfortable doing so, they will complain of pain in the genitalia. They may also complain of pain in the SI joint. This …

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Wide Band of Pain Across the Top of the Hips

Client Description 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, …

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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

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. These people complain of sharp pain in the low back that feels like it …

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Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

These people complain of pain up and down their sacrum on one side. When I ask where it hurts, they straighten their fingers and place their index and thumb along their sacrum, slightly to one side. They complain of pain when bending forward. It may be dull or sharp, depending on how long they have let it …

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Sharp pain in the center of the low back when rising

Client Description These people complain of sharp pain across the low back when getting out of bed, out of a car, or standing from a chair. They may also be slow to rise from a seated position. This happens when psoas major is tight on both sides and compresses the L5-S1 joint. You can see from this illustration of psoas major how it …

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Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description These people complain of stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer that they get. They are often stiff in the morning, when rising from bed, but speak of it like everyone has it. They often avoid being seated in stiff positions for long …

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Pain Up and Down the low back

Client Description People with this pain run their hand up and down along one side of their low back and say that it hurts there. They often say that it hurts when they get up from sleep, after a drive or some other activity where the hip is flexed for extended periods. When this trigger point …

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Sciatica, Degenerative Discs and Trigger Points

Many clients come to me with pain that their doctor has called “sciatica.” Sciatica originally referred to a painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower lumbar vertebrae and upper sacral segments (L4-S3) and innervates the majority of the gluteal region, posterior thigh and the lower leg. “Sciatica” is now commonly …

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