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Self-Care – Mid Back Pain that May Stiffen the Low Back

Mid-back pain that extends extends upward, forward and stiffens the lower back requires some focused self-care. The trigger point for mid-back pain is easily aggravated when cycling. This is especially true when you bend over the handlebars with your head low. Consider changing up your cycling routine by using a recumbent for a while. OK. …

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Self-Care Wide Band of Pain Across Top of Hips

Avoid abdominal work that crunches the abdomen until you get this worked out. Twisting exercises tend to be less likely to agitate this trigger point. This version of the teaser shows how she has rolled onto the top of her sacrum, which focuses the contraction on the lower abdomen and activates this pain pattern. A …

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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 a number of 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 …

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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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Self Care – Back is out but it hurts in the front

Groin and abdominal pain can be an indicator of serious internal organ problems. See your doctor and be gentle with anything you do for self-care. Here, you will find how to get relief on your own when your back hurts but the pain is in the front fold of the hip. If you’d like to …

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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

Avoid the teetering exercises listed in the post on this trigger point. This includes things like vacuuming, sweeping, raking, working on a low counter, or doing dishes. Also, avoid exercises where you bend forward like moving boxes or picking up grandkids. By the way, even if you don’t bend way over like this guy, the …

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