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Stiff and Sore Lower Back: the overlooked culprit the SIJ Dysfunction

Stiff, sore lower back?Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction mimics many other back and hip injuries, and can cause lower back, hip, groin, buttock and sciatic pain.

Reducing Lower Back Pain: Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

The Quadratus Lumborum or QL, is a common source of lower back pain. It is the deepest abdominal muscle and commonly referred to as a back muscle, and connects the pelvis to the spine.


Many of us experience headaches from time to time.

Yet often at peak times of stress in our lives – like tight deadlines at work – they can be impossible to shift for days and even weeks at a time. These tension-type headaches can be incredibly debilitating and limit our ability to function properly in our day-to-day lives.

The most common type of a headache originates from tension, muscle stiffness or joint woman-whiplash-chinese-medicinestrain in the neck and upper thoracic region.

Other causes include:

  • eye strain
  • sinus congestion
  • whiplash injury
  • stress
  • poor posture
  • jaw imbalance and teeth grinding
  • infection
  • allergies and food intolerances.

What can an Osteopath do to help you?

Whilst patient responses to osteopathic treatment can vary from patient to patient – due to patient sensitivity to treatment and other lifestyle contributing factors – many people experience positive outcomes after osteopathic treatment.

Depending on your presentation an osteopath may do one or multiple of the following things:

  • work on your general mobility
  • improve the mobility of your ribs and thoracic and cervical spine
  • investigate muscular tension, nerve compression and inflammation
  • advice on posture, exercise and stretching to help prevent a recurrence of symptoms
  • offer guidance on diet and preventing dehydration
  • advise on improving the ergonomics of your home or workplace.
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