Low Back and Hip Stretch
In this quick video, Dr. Rowe (St. Joseph, MI chiropractor) shows a helpful low back and hip stretch that will give some real relief. Give it a try today!
THE EVERYDAY LOW BACK AND HIP STRETCH. ⠀
Stretching feels really good, especially after a long day. An important muscle to focus on is a common one with lower back pain: the quadratus lumborum (QL). ⠀
The QL is the deepest abdominal muscle. It's located in the lower back on either side of the lumbar spine. It starts at the lowest rib and ends at the top of the pelvis. ⠀
It's easily one of the prime instigators of low back issues , and this stretch is going to target it, stretching from lower part of the torso to the hips. ⠀
HOW TO STRETCH THE QL MUSCLE:⠀
Stand about an arm's length away from a wall/door.⠀
Place the elbow on the wall/door.⠀
Cross the inside leg over the outside leg.⠀
Bend the hip towards the wall.⠀
Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, repeat 3-5 times per side. ⠀
Don't forget to spread the good word with someone that needs some help with the lower back and hips. Questions or comments? Hit me up!
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