Chronic Low Back Pain – Psoas

Psoas major is your primary hip flexor. It can cause a well defined and excruciating pain pattern. The two psoas muscles and ileacus together are called iliopsoas.

Dysfunction on either side will cause you pain on that side in a diffuse spot in the lower back. There are seven primary muscle groups that refer pain into the low back. However, this is one of two found on the front of the body.

The first step in untangling any case of lower back pain is to confirm or eliminate more serious spinal injury or degeneration as a cause. After consultation with trained medical professionals, you can focus on the soft tissue aspects of chronic lower back pain – psoas is just one them.