Cause Of Low Back Pain

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 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 June 6th, 2011

Your gluteal muscles (your powerful buttock muscles) can cause pain in your hips, sacroiliac joints, your legs, lower back and feet. You can massage your own gluteals (or glutes, for short) and it’s pretty easy.  A tennis ball or similar ball that is quite firm is the tool you can use.  This ball will cause […]

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Kathryn Merrow on February 2nd, 2011

Do you wake up with pain and stiffness in your lower back?  I did, too.  But I was only 30 years old at the time! I thought it was me but when I got a new mattress, like magic, I was ‘cured.’ Sometimes your mattress is too soft for you.  If it’s more like a […]

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Kathryn Merrow on August 12th, 2010

If you have lower back pain or sciatica here’s something you should know. There is a muscle on each side of your waist called the quadradus lumborum or QL. It is also called “the muscle from hell” and “the four-sided devil.” See the dark red muscle at the waist on the far side of this […]

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