Ever think of your body in
terms of the upper part and lower part? A remarkable
part – the iliopsoas muscle group – attaches the spine with the
lower extremities. Anatomy is quite cool!
Everything is connected…and also impacted when there is
pain. Your Pensacola chiropractor is well aware of the
anatomy of back pain and all the affected, connected parts. The chiropractic
services at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center mix to help you control the pain so
that you can return to your daily activities.
THE ILIOPSOAS MUSCLE
Do you know where the
iliopsoas muscle is? Know what it does? If you suffer
with back pain, you may. The iliopsoas is actually
a deep muscle group composed of the psoas major, psoas minor, and
iliacus muscles. The iliopsoas muscle group links the spine to
the lower extremities. Its pain may appear to come from the hip which makes it difficult to
figure out whether it is the source of pain or not, but your
Pensacola chiropractor has a few special tests to figure that out! Being the main hip flexor, a well-functioning
iliopsoas is important. If it is tight or painful or
injured, there are treatments and exercises
to help. (1) Your chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can help verify
the involvement of the iliopsoas and establish a treatment plan to
treat it and its affiliated pain, like Pensacola back pain.
THE ILIOPSOAS AND BACK PAIN
When suffering with back pain, sufferers want to try most anything to help! Chiropractic care helps, particularly
the gentle Cox® Technic form of spinal manipulation which is part
of a larger system of spinal pain management that features
nutrition and exercise, too. An extensively used exercise routine
is the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) system. Chronic low back
pain has been shown to benefit from it. A meta-analysis of 12
studies and 410 participants revealed that PNF was more beneficial
in relieving pain and enhancing waist function. It was also found
to help pulmonary function! (2) Remember how everything is connected and the
iliopsoas links the spine to the lower extremities? One
mechanical factor that back pain sufferers share is often altered pelvic
tilting. A tight iliopsoas muscle is often the source for which
PNF is useful. Compared to another popular stretching
technique, muscle energy technique, PNF showed itself superior
though both were remarkably effective for loosening the tight iliopsoas. (3) If
the iliopsoas is involved, we can go over an
exercise to help the situation at your next appointment.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she describes the treatment of chronic back
pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment now. If we discover that the iliopsoas is contributing
to your back pain issue, we’ll connect
and handle it!
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