Lower back pain assessment

Lower back pain assessment

Symptoms: Lower back back pain which is worse in the morning and loosens up. The subject is left handed, he says that the cat pose (flexion) releases his back Palpable tests: Left foot everts and right hip higher Muscle tests: Right and left psoas weak. Special tests:...

Low back stretch

Perform either of the above positions for 30 seconds 5 times a week References: Kendall F.P., Kendall McCreary E., Provance P.G. Muscles—testing and function. 4th ed. Williams and Wilkins; Baltimore: 1993 p.242...

Yoga for back pain

Yoga is a great way to improve back pain in the short term and its positive effects can extend into the long term(1). For yoga in North London contact Massage Highgate. References: A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain Cramer H, Lauche R,...

Women and back pain

Women have a disposition to more internally rotated legs (anteversion). This forces the pelvis to rotate more during walking to compensate for the lack of leg external rotation. This excessive rotation can cause damage to the annulus fibrosis (discogenic pain)(1)....

Back Exercises

Exercises are the best method for resolving chronic back pain (1). Below is a list of exercises for the back. Commonly the rhomboids and levator scapulae test short in clients so exercises are prescribed for the trapezius and erector spinae.   Thoracic extensions...