The Psoas Muscle - Primary Cause of Back and Hip Pain

Written by Janet Carroll

Excerpts from Liz Koch and Barry Krost

Links: www.CoreAwareness.com
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Key to skeletal balance, a sense of orientation and muscular coordination, the balanced pelvis forms a rim-like base for the spinal vertebrae, rib cage, shoulder girdle and head. Shortening of the psoas leads to a host of unfortunate conditions. Inevitably, other muscle groups become involved in compensating for the loss of structural integrity and pelvic instability. Pelvic instability shows itself as pelvic tilts, forward flexion, twists, dips or torques. Symptoms associated with instability include mid and low back pain, hip socket tension, leg length discrepancies, knee and ankle problems, TMJ and jaw pain, difficulty in breathing, groin pain, shoulder pain, difficulty in standing and walking, and excessive muscle tension throughout the body. Even headaches and dizziness may be traced to pelvic instability.


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Conditions

Written by Janet Carroll

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Fascial restrictions shorten and tighten areas, pulling your skeletal structure out of alignment, impinging nerves, circulation and organs! No wonder you have pain!! In addition, these restrictions don’t show up on x-ray or MRI’s so patients often hear “we can’t find anything wrong” and the reason for your problem goes undiagnosed.


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Neck Pain - Treating the Cause

Written by Janet Carroll

Look at the tension pulling the spine out of alignment leading to degenerative arthritis, bone spurs, spinal stenosis (spinal narrowing), nerve impingement and escalating, intractable pain. The symptoms you could be experiencing are neck pain, headaches, arm pain and arm numbness or weakness. X-rays or an MRI may show an image just like you’re seeing here.

Chiropractic physicians can definitely help you with realigning the cervical vertebra, but the abnormal tensions pulling the structure out of alignment often still exist. Allopathic physicians provide symptomatic treatment in the form of prescriptions for muscle relaxants and pain meds and pain management physicians will inject the site with steroids. When the structural damage has progressed to extreme cases surgery will be scheduled. But there’s so much more to the story.


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