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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

Avoid spending long periods with your hips flexed. This sleeping position, with the pillow between the legs, is great for relieving hip and low back pain that comes from the gluteal muscles but makes this pain along the low back worse. Driving, working at your desk, and other seated positions should be avoided for extended …

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Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

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 they have pain along one side of the low back when they get up from sleep, after a drive or some other activity where the hip flexes for extended …

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Psoas Major – Functional Anatomy

Psoas major varies a great deal in size and shape. It originates in the last thoracic and all lumbar vertebrae and inserts on the lesser trochanter of the femur. This muscle traps the coxal bone and sacrum between its attachments. It has two sections. One originates on vertebral bodies or T12-L4, and the other originates on the …

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