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Lower Cross Syndrome

One of the most common complaints that patients present with is lower back pain. Lower back pain is quite often caused by poor posture, prolonged sitting and lack of core stability for the spine. A major cause of lower back pain is quite often a condition called lower cross syndrome. This syndrome is characterised by weak abdominal and buttock muscles and hyperactive low back extensors and hip flexors. This combination of imbalanced factors leads to an unstable back, which can increase the risk of injury and joint dysfunction in the lower back, pelvis and hip. This may also have an impact on sporting performance or daily activities.

Lower back pain can be successfully treated and addressed by a myotherapist. Primarily, treatment for lower back pain normally involves a manual therapy approach to address the tightness in hip flexors and back extensor muscles. Additionally, as part of the treatment, cupping, dry needling and stretching may also be used to address this tightness.

A myotherapist would also be able to address the weak muscle groups, and where appropriate, refer to a physiotherapist for further management.

Nick Kodric
Recover Sports Medicine

If you have any questions regarding this post, or wish to book in to see one of our Myotherapists, please call us on 1300 858 774 or email contact@recoversportsmed.com.au

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