Lower Back Pain

Kathryn Merrow on October 3rd, 2012

What causes bulging disks in your lower back? And what are bulging disks, anyway? Imagine this: The bones of your spine are stacked one on top of another.  In between the bones are jelly donuts.  The donuts are tough on the outside and have jelly on the inside.  Those jelly donuts are your disks. If […]

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Your spine is supposed to be shaped like this skeleton on the left. Do you see the nice curves? That’s how your spine is supposed to look. But if you sit on your tailbone–if you are a ‘sacrum sitter’–instead of sitting flat on your ‘sit bones’, then you are almost guaranteed to have low back […]

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Kathryn Merrow on May 24th, 2012

Do you know the most common cause of pain in your low back?   Pain in your lower back is almost always caused by muscles. Here’s what muscles do: Muscles move bones, joints and disks in your spine.  They cannot move unless muscles move them. Muscles are the prime movers of your body!  You can only […]

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Kathryn Merrow on March 18th, 2012

What causes pain in your low back?  And how can you get rid of it naturally? I recorded a teleseminar about this very thing.  There is no cost and you don’t have to sign up for anything. It’s kind of lengthy but it does share lots of helpful information. You will discover the causes of […]

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Kathryn Merrow on February 10th, 2012

Did you know that pain in your lower back is almost always caused by muscles.  Why is this? Well, muscles move the bones, joints and disks in your spine.  Muscles are the prime movers of your body!  You can only move because you have muscles. Yay, muscles!!  🙂 On the other hand, when your muscles […]

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Kathryn Merrow on November 21st, 2011

Do legs cause low back pain?  They do when one is shorter than the other.  And about 1 out of 10 of us has a difference in leg length.  This is not the only cause but it is a commonly overlooked cause. I had an elderly client named Bob.  He had lower back pain from […]

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Kathryn Merrow on August 20th, 2011

Got pain in your lower back?  Want to know how to get rid of it?  Massage could be the ‘magic pill’ that you are seeking! There are muscles on the front and back sides of your body and on the outer sides of your spine.  If any of those muscles get out of balance–some tight […]

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Kathryn Merrow on June 18th, 2011

What’s the most common cause of lower back pain?  Well, there are actually TWO common causes. Cause #1:  Collapsed or slouching posture.  We are supposed to have a nice, easy curve behind your waist that goes toward your tummy.  When we collapse forward, we lose that nice curve. Cause #2.  Too much curve in the […]

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Kathryn Merrow on April 8th, 2011

Some people have too little curve behind their waist and some have too much curve.  This article is for the flat-backed folks. You used to have a curve in your lower back behind your waist.  The curve pointed inward toward your belly.  In fact, you HAD to have that curve in order to learn to […]

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Kathryn Merrow on February 10th, 2011

The QL’s or quadratus lumborum muscles are often the cause of nervy pain called sciatica that runs down your leg.  They are also the cause of  lower back aches. Sometimes they are called the four-sided devils.  (They do have 4 sides.) These muscles on each side of your waist are called QL’s for short.  The […]

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