Low back pain tops the list of the most common symptom reported by our patients. There are many reasons why people experience low back pain, but tight dysfunctional muscles that are tugging and pulling at the attachment sites around the joints or irritating nerves are often what are causing the injury.
Many people just put up with low-back pain but many people don’t realize that this can often be avoided with ART. Lower back pain can present itself in many different ways. The pain can feel achy, sharp, dull, shooting down to the knee, or even worse, pain shooting down to the feet and toes.
A number of factors can contribute to back pain:
Active Release Techniques is a Soft Tissue Technique the quickly and effectively allows a provider to diagnose and treat the Soft Tissues of the body such as muscles, tendons, ligament, fascia, and even nerves. Now if a person is suffering from structural damage such as a broken bone or a disc herniation, Active Release Techniques will not be the tool that the patient needs to get relief. If a person is experiencing pain as a result of damage to the Soft Tissue, ART is the preferred method of treatment to get relief fast.
When a person presents with low back pain we most often we begin by addressing the psoas (pronounced SO-as) muscles. The psoas muscles are the primary connectors between your torso at the bones and discs in your low back and your legs. They affect your posture and help to stabilize your spine.
The psoas muscles are made of both slow and fast twitching muscles. Because they are major flexors, weak psoas muscles can become tight and pull on their attachment sites in the bones and discs in the low back causing pain. This can also cause many of the surrounding muscles to compensate and become overused. Tight or overstretched psoas muscles are commonly the cause of low back and pelvic pain. When we get the psoas to "release" with Active Release Techniques, the pain often disappears.
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