A Tight Posas Muscle Can Cause Lower Back Pain

Psoas Major Muscle

Psoas Muscle

While not nearly as common as the adrenal fatigue connection to lower back pain, there are other causes. This article is about one of the lesser known causes.

The deepest muscle in the body is the psoas muscle. It runs from the upper inner thigh, around the front of the hip, through the belly to the inner lower back.

If the psoas is tight it can pull the lower back forward. This causes an extra arch to the lower back that can cause pain.

Most lower back pain is relieved to some degree when the back is rounded. This can be especially true when the cause is a tight psoas muscle.

There are a couple of things you can do for a tight psoas. First, there are yoga poses that can give it a good stretch. You can find the best of these stretches in my book, Yoga for the Psoas.

Another thing that can help it is to have it released by a competent massage therapist that knows the three areas where it can be reached. Through the belly is usually the best one for lower back pain, but at the hip and upper inner thigh can also be helpful.

The best technique for releasing it is to apply a tolerable pressure to it for a few seconds. Ideally this would be repeated once every two or three days with the length of the hold increasing gradually, and according to what can be tolerated.

Some lower back pain relief is usually noticed after even the first treatment. But, the muscle can, and usually will, tighten up again, so repeated treatments are a good idea. Adding in some stretches from Yoga for the Psoas can really help.

One other thing to note here is that a tight psoas that causes the lower back to have extra arch to it is a major cause of a rounded upper back that is often seen in older people. Of course, bone degeneration is anther big cause of that as well.

Fortunately, all this is easy to treat using holistic healing techniques. First, there is energy work that can help the psoas, then there are supplements that can rebuild bone, even in older people with long term bone loss.

You can email me to schedule a phone session with me to determine the best course of treatment for any of the issues mentioned in this article. Just send me a message using this link. I will usually get back to you within a day.

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Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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