Lower Back Tightness Relief

In this quick video, Dr. Rowe (St. Joseph, MI chiropractor) shows how to get quick lower back tightness relief. Watch now and get feeling better today!



Here's a helpful quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle stretch. The QL muscle is a common cause of lower back pain. 😡 So let's take a look at it.⠀

The (QL) is a deep muscle that runs on both sides of the low back. The muscle begins on the lowest rib and the nearby vertebra, and connects to the iliac (hip) crests. ⠀

It's responsible for stabilizing the lower back while upright, and also has a role in side bending. ⤵️

A main cause of QL pain is sitting for too long. In today's world, that's usually pretty easy to do. It also tends to refer pain into the hip and glutes (buttocks). ⠀

1️⃣ Stand with hip next to a door/wall.⠀
2️⃣ Raise arm (closest to wall) overhead.⠀
3️⃣ Place other arm on hip and push into wall.⠀
4️⃣ Slowly lean away from wall until a good stretch is felt.⠀
➡️ Hold for 15 seconds, then repeat 3-5 times (each side).⠀
👉 TIP: the stretching pull should be felt in the muscles, NOT in the spine.

Chiropractic in St. Joseph, MI — Dr. Michael Rowe

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