Lower Back Pain

The cause of your pain could be Psoas Dysfunction

Are you frustrated by the fact that, in spite of all the research into the possible causes of lower back pain, and the many health professionals who “treat” it, your lower back pain still persists? We have one thing to tell you, in the strongest possible terms.

If you have low back pain, and no clinician has ever pressed into your abdomen before, you need to contact the Headache and Pain Management Centre for an assessment. That’s because the number one cause of lower back pain and dysfunction is the iliopsoas muscle.

What is the iliopsoas muscle?

The iliopsoas muscle complex is located behind your abdomen, under your intestines, and connects from the front of your spinal column into the front of the hips. It is the main stabilising muscle of your spine, and probably the most important as it is the only muscle that crosses your centre of gravity.

The iliopsoas muscle is colloquially known as “The Hidden Prankster” because of the way it lurks as a major hidden root cause of pain for your lower back.

Because of its central location, if your iliopsoas muscle is tight, it has the ability to change your whole posture. It can cause tightness and stiffness up towards your back and shoulders, and also down toward the hips, legs and feet.

When the iliopsoas complex is tight, weak or has active trigger points within it, it can cause you all sorts of issues. Primarily it is low back pain and stiffness, but can then accentuate into sciatic pain, postural issues, headaches – the list goes on.

How we diagnose and treat your low back pain

The psoas major muscle is the most important muscle of the body, but is probably the least properly treated when it comes to lower back pain.

The Headache and Pain Management Centre has the most sophisticated and cutting-edge methods available in Queensland to accurately diagnose your lower back pain cause.

Our clinicians have worked for years treating all kinds of lower back pain, from acute muscle spasms to more chronic injuries. Based on our years of work, reading journals, treating patients, and travelling around the country, we know that there is not one particular way that medical professionals routinely assess lower back pain, nor one simple method of treatment. Some clinicians are intent on manipulative spinal treatment with no exercise, some have purely exercise programs – however despite all this people continue to ask: Why is my back pain still there?

At the Headache and Pain Management Centre, we go about your low back pain treatment in a sensible, logical order. Since graduation, our clinicians have treated lower back pain in this way, in conjunction with strengthening programs and joint mobilisation – and have achieved some astonishing results.

When combined with movement, strength and good habits – along with a sound understanding of what is safe for your back – our low back pain treatment will let you get back to doing all the things you want to do with your life.

We love treating low back pain and want to help in any way we can. Please call us on 1300 16 55 33 or use the contact form above.

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