Right lower back- and right gluteus pain, spasm & irritation
Struggling almost 2 years with this. Was a hurler most of my life (leading right leg. Went to fisio, chiro & docter. Outcome of evaluation: left leg is longer (but not after chiro corrected it), left anterior hip tilt, tight right quadratus lumborum, psoas major & rectus abdominus. Weak right internal-, external obligues & multifidi. Docter says it is stiff neck- and upper back muscles that throws biomechanic chain. wore an inner sole for a small while.
Nothing really seems to help. Not even sure what exercises to follow anymore. Always in spasm - especially after exercising and picking up heavy things.
Do you have any advice?
Thanks alot, Mariska.Hello Mariska,
Can you describe to me what provokes the pain. Bending forwards, backwards, sideways? Where in the lower back?
Quite often a Maigne's syndrome may be missed, the Superior Cluneal nerve supplying the buttock area. Any pain where the lumbar and thoracic spine meet?
There are two kinds of short leg. An anatomical short leg, one leg is simply shorter than the other. Ask someone with a keen eye to stand behind you and place their forefingers on the iliac crests. Is one obviously higher than the other. The solution is an insert the shoe, though how much, and whether the whole shoe, or just the heel can be problematic.
The other is caused by a pelvic subluxation, and temporary. Correcting the subluxation corrects the apparent short leg.
My best suggestion: go to our Lower back exercises page, and do them faithfully EVERY morning before getting out of bed. They take less than two minutes.
Good luck, leg me know how you get on.
Mm, one last thought. Lie on your back, and pull your left knee to the chest, then to the opposite shoulder. Then the naught leg. Is there a difference?