Ever think of your body in
terms of the upper part and lower part? An interesting
part – the iliopsoas muscle group – connects the spine with the
lower extremities. Anatomy is really remarkable!
Everything is connected…and also impacted when there is
pain. Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows well the
anatomy of back pain and all the affected, connected parts. The chiropractic
services at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa combine to help you control the pain and get back to your daily activities.
THE ILIOPSOAS MUSCLE
Do you know where the
iliopsoas muscle is? Know what it does? If you suffer
with back pain, you may. The iliopsoas is actually
a deep muscle group made up of the psoas major, psoas minor, and
iliacus muscles. The iliopsoas muscle group links the spine to
the lower extremities. Its pain may appear to come from the hip which makes it difficult to
figure out whether it is the source of pain or not, but your
West Des Moines chiropractor has a few special ways to figure that out! Being the main hip flexor, a well-functioning
iliopsoas is important. If it is tight or painful or
hurt, there are treatments and exercises
to help. (1) Your chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help clarify
the involvement of the iliopsoas and set up a treatment plan to
treat it and its affiliated pain, like West Des Moines back pain.
THE ILIOPSOAS AND BACK PAIN
When dealing with back pain, sufferers are often willing to try most anything to help! Chiropractic care helps, particularly
the gentle Cox® Technic form of spinal manipulation which is part
of a larger system of spinal pain management that incorporates
nutrition and exercise, too. An extensively used exercise routine
is the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) system. Chronic low back
pain has been documented to benefit from it. A meta-analysis of 12
studies and 410 participants uncovered that PNF was more beneficial
in relieving pain and improving waist function. It was also found
to help pulmonary function! (2) Remember how everything is connected and the
iliopsoas connects the spine to the lower extremities? One
mechanical factor that back pain sufferers share is often altered pelvic
tilting. A tight iliopsoas muscle is often the source for which
PNF is useful. Compared to another popular stretching
technique, muscle energy technique, PNF showed itself superior
though both were remarkably effective for loosening the tight iliopsoas. (3) If
the iliopsoas is involved, we can review an
exercise to help the situation at your next visit.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she shares the treatment of chronic back
pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment now. If we discover that the iliopsoas is contributing
to your back pain problem, we will connect
and handle it!
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