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Lower Back Pain

Can a tight psoas lead to back pain?

In a previous article, I mentioned that back pain is one of the primary reasons for visiting your doctor. The pain is either a constant dull throbbing or a sharp pointed pain, and in a desperate attempt to resolve the issue, you trek all the way to your doctor... but what if you could take control and do something to feel better?
 
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A major contributor to lower back pain is a tight psoas muscle, or rather group of muscles. The psoas group attach at the lumbar spine, run through the pelvis and then connect on the inside of the femur bone.

Get Relief from Lower Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is a common concern. According to Dr. William C. Shiel, specialistin the field of rheumatology,lower back pain affects up to 90% of Americans at some point in their life.
 
In up to 85% of people, despite a thorough medical exam, no specific cause for the pain can be identified. Yet it is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor or a hospital's emergency department. It is alsosecond to the common coldas a cause of lost days at work.
 
A growing number of people, on their doctor's recommendations, are turning to yoga to alleviate their pain.