Posts Tagged ‘low back’

Study Supports Chronic Low Back Pain Is Reduced By Osteopathic Manuel Therapy

Massage therapist, chiropractors and osteopaths have known this for decades and more studies conducted by medical science is confirming it: chronic low back pain can often be substantially reduced through manual therapies. The most recently published study  (March 2013) in the Annals of Family Medicine by John Licciardone, D.O. executive director of The Osteopathic Research…

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Serratus Posterior Inferior Muscle: Mid to Low Back Pain

Pain in the low-mid back is often caused by the serratus posterior inferior. Sleeping on a poor quality or old mattress can cause pain flairs from this muscle. Over stretching while reaching overhead will cause this muscle to spasm. What pain and symptoms are associated with the serratus posterior inferior? Aching in the low back…

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Piriformis Muscle: Back, Hip, Buttock, Pelvic, Thigh Pain

Pain in the low back, hip, hip joint, pelvis, buttock and occasionally pain going down the back of the thigh indicate piriformis dysfunction. What are the symptoms and pain associated with the piriformis muscle? Low back pain at the base of the spine Buttock pain Hip pain around the hip joint Aching pain, burning or tingling…

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Gluteus Maximus Muscle: Low Back, Hip, Tailbone, Buttock Pain

Pain in the low back, hip, and buttocks can indicate gluteus maximus dysfunction. Pain occasionally will extend into the back of the upper thigh. What pain and symptoms are caused by the gluteus maximus muscle? Low back pain Outer hip pain near and or around the joint Pain around the tailbone Pain and burning in…

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Gluteus Medius Muscle: Belt Line, Hip, Buttock, Thigh Pain

Pain in the buttocks and hip can indicate gluteus medius dysfunction. Pain occasionally extends down the side of the thigh as well as into the back of the thigh. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the gluteus medius muscle? Pain in the lower back around the beltline Pain in the hip Pain in…

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Soleus Muscle: Heel, Ankle, Calf, Knee, Low Back Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the soleus muscle? Pain in the heel often to the point of not being able to put weight on the heel Pain in the ankle Pain in the calf sometimes extending into the back of the knee Deep aching in the back of the knee Deep pain in the…

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Longissimus Thoracis Muscle: Low Back Pain

The longissimus thoracis muscle contributes to a deep aching pain in the lower back, hip and buttocks. Rising from a sitting to a standing position can cause an extreme feeling of stiffness as well as being very painful.

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