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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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liocostalis – Massage Therapy Notes

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Iliocostalis – Functional anatomy

Overview of anatomy Iliocostalis is part of the erector spinae group, which also includes longissimus and spinalis. Iliocostalis, like the others, has 3 sections. All 9 sections of the erector spinae are gathered into a fascial compartment that extends along the spine. It is confusing to look at realistic illustrations of these muscles. Some Illustrations …

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Mid-back Pain that May Stiffen the Low Back

People complain of stiffness, tightness, and pain in their mid-back. Almost always, they do this awkward move where they reach back to touch the lower ribs on that side. Often, they complain about how it stiffens their lower back. They may even refer to it as low back pain as they touch the lower ribs. At …

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Radiating Pain Under the Base of the Shoulder-Blade

Radiating pain under the bottom of the shoulder blade is either acute or chronic. Acute cases complain of sharp pain that jabs at them and radiates up and toward the spine. It makes them stiff and aggravated because the wrong move creates pain. Once its aggravated, it can radiate, even when they are still. Chronic …

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Musculoskeletal Illustrations

Years ago, I started creating my own illustrations. I wanted my manuals to display illustrations that struck a balance between simple and clear. After studying other illustrators’ work, I began to see the advantages and disadvantages of different styles (realistic, line drawings, photos, etc.). However, I also found that even very respected illustrators like Frank Netter …

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