How Hips Can Cause Back Pain

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How Hips Can Cause BACK PAIN

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life. It is the price we pay for walking upright on two legs. However, the majority of back pain is non-specific, meaning that there is not a primary cause, such as a fracture or disc herniation. As physical therapists, we know that a high percentage of people suffering with back pain actually have 3 common problems or a combination of them all: • Poor posture • Weak core and gluteus muscles • Poor hip flexibility How hip ligaments and muscles hurt your back You need good mobility in your hip joints in order to not stress your spine. That includes mobility of muscles and ligaments too. From prolonged siting at work or home, your hip joints muscles and ligaments can lose their normal mobility. Your hips get stiff. Whenever you walk, instead of your hips moving naturally, the ligaments yank and pull on the pelvis, which is attached to your spine. This causes inflammation, strain and pain to the back muscles. Furthermore, the loss of hip motion can even cause your pelvis to tilt, altering the posture of your spine and increasing strain. By improving hip mobility, back pain can typically be relieved quite quickly. When you suffer fromback pain, make sure that you have an expert physical therapist look at your movement. Even though your back may ache, it may not be the source of your problem. Call us today to discover how our SPINE Program can pinpoint the cause of your pain, relieve it quickly and teach you how tomaintain a healthy spine.

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