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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?
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.

Headache remedy ~ Get relief from headaches

Do headaches prevent you from focusing?
By Claudine LaRochelle-ReischlLe Refuge Yoga, Mississauga

Have you ever found yourself at work, staring at the computer and unable to focus because of a headache?

If you feel pain on both the left and right sides of your head, gradually spreading down to the neck region, or if it feels as if the pain is originating from the neck region, you are probably suffering from a tension headache.
By far the most common form of headache, tension headaches are usually triggered by stress-related habits, such as poor posture, fatigue, and yes… being hunched over your desk staring at a computer.