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Buttock Pain with Tightness into the Back

People touch the fullness of the hip, right in the middle of their buttock, and say, I get pain here.” Often, they describe a tight low back that extends toward their buttock. The back pain is usually not part of their initial complaint. However, it distinguishes this pattern from other buttock pain. When this is …

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Self-Care – Stiff Low Back Pain to the Crest of the Hip

Here, you will find strategies for relief from stiff low back pain that focuses on the crest of the hip. For more information about how people describe this pattern look at this other post. Reaching and Twisting This sort of movement stresses the erectors of the back. In addition, many people have an unstable or …

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Self-Care – Mid Back Pain Often with Stiff Low Back

Here, you will find relief through self-care for mid-back pain that extends upward, forward and creates a stiff the lower back. If you’d like to read more about how it feels or what aggravates this condition, read this other post. Cycling Cycling can easily aggravate the trigger point that creates this mid-back pain. This is …

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Self Care – Sharp Pain Across Top of Hips

Here, you will find self-care for relief from sharp pain across the top of your hips. I probably give this post to more clients than any other to help with low back pain. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the pattern, see an example and review activities that aggravate it take …

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Self Care – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description Here, you will find self-care for relief when you are painfully stiff and slow when rising from a seat. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain or aggravate the condition, look at this other post. Help Yourself Use the arms of the chair to help push yourself out …

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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

Here you will find ways to get relief on your own for pain along one side of the low back. These are reliable self-care strategies that I use in my practice every week. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the problem and activities that aggravate it read this other post. Avoid …

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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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