What Causes My Particular Low Back Pain?

It is one of the most debilitating conditions in the US. There are many causes that overlap and inter-relate. Everyone’s pain is their own unique experience. However, as myofascial therapists, once you tell us about your pain, we immediately think about certain patterns and common low back pain causes.

According Wikipedia, muscles and connective tissues are the primary cause of this pain. We call that “myofascia”. And, when considering soft tissue, myofascial pain, the patterns of low back pain can be placed into one of several major categories. These categories correspond to the primary groups of muscles shown below.

Now you can do the same thing! Although there is more to a thorough assessment than just looking at pictures, give it a try…

Simply locate the referral pattern that most reminds you of your back pain and click the picture to get more information on low back pain causes, self-care and treatment options.

Each article focuses on specific muscle groups and outlines:

  • Symptoms
  • Explanation of the underlying muscle
  • Causes of trigger point activation and dysfunction
  • Things that make the condition worse
  • Self-care and other things you can do to make it better
  • Treatment options

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