“Lumbago” Anyone?

Chronic Low Back Pain – Gluteus medius and gluteus maximus  cause low back pain in multiple ways. These “glute” muscles include the fleshy and outermost gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus, deepest of the group. Some also include piriformis and some of the other rotators of the hip. In times past, this problem was often referred to as “lumbago”.

The first step in managing any case of lower back pain is to confirm or eliminate more serious spinal injury or degeneration as a cause. Once these more serious factors are examined we can focus on the soft tissue aspects of chronic lower back pain – glutes are just one them.