Ever think of your body in two parts: the upper and lower? An interesting
part – the iliopsoas muscle group – attaches the spine with the
lower extremities. Anatomy is really remarkable!
Everything is connected…and also affected when there’s
pain. Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows well the
anatomy of back pain and all the affected, connected parts. The chiropractic
services at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center mix to help you control the pain so
that you can return to your daily activities.
THE ILIOPSOAS MUSCLE
Can you locate your iliopsoas muscle? Know its function? If you suffer
with back pain, you might. The iliopsoas is really
a deep muscle group composed of the psoas major, psoas minor, and
iliacus muscles. The iliopsoas muscle group connects the spine to
the lower extremities. Its pain may seem like it’s hip pain which makes it difficult to
figure out whether it is the source of pain or not, but your
Manahawkin chiropractor has a few special tests to see
what’s what! Being the main hip flexor, a properly functioning
iliopsoas is essential. If it is tight or painful or
injured, there are treatments and exercises
to help. (1) Your chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can help clarify
the involvement of the iliopsoas and set up a treatment plan to
treat it and its associated pain, like Manahawkin back pain.
THE ILIOPSOAS AND BACK PAIN
When suffering with back pain, sufferers are often willing 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 uncovered 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 with 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 beneficial. Compared to another popular stretching
technique, muscle energy technique, PNF proved superior
though both were remarkably effective for loosening the tight iliopsoas. (3) If
the iliopsoas is entangled, we can review an
exercise to help the situation at your next appointment.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic 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.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment soon. If we discover that the iliopsoas is part of your back pain problem, we’ll connect
and handle it!
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