Quadratus Lumborum and how your Oakville Chiropractor can help.
At Oakville chiropractor in Glen Abbey, we hear it every day, I was doing nothing, then BAM, I was on all fours and couldn’t move. My wife has to help me put my socks on and I can’t sit in a chair for more than 1 minute without crippling back pain. If this is happening to your call the clinic and follow these icing instructions and the rescue position.
Too often the cause of this back pain is misdiagnosed. Sciatica, disc herniation, torn muscle, just to name a few. Doctors and patients waste needless energy and time on x-rays, CT scans and MRI’s when the problem is basically mechanical low back pain. Low QL muscle gets tight, pulling on a spine joint or the spine joint gets misaligned pulling the QL muscle. Either way, treatment from your Oakville Chiropractor and some manual chiropractic adjustments are what you need.
Oakville Chiropractor: Quadratus Lumborum and Back Pain
Enter the Quadratus Lumborum….small but bulky muscle about an inch or two from your spine on both sides of your lower back. The QL can be injured from sitting, from lifting, from rotation movements and from just bad posture. You might have a weak core and the QL is making up for the loss of strength to all of a sudden go BAM, your down on all fours, taking a week of unpaid leave from work wondering what the heck happened. Our Oakville chiropractic team finds the QL to be the root cause of 30 – 60% of all back pain. Usually, a combination of Quadratus Lumborum tightness and SI (Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction) is the culprit.
It pulls on the top of the Sacroiliac joint which is most likely the cause of your “I need to go to emergency now back pain” . Tight QL, some lumbar and lower thoracic misalignments and BAM, SI joint is out and all you can think of is how to stop the worst pain in your life. In most cases by the time you think about taking care of your back, it’s too late and the damage is already done. Get in now, before it’s too late.
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain in Oakville
Treatment at our Oakville chiropractic clinic can come in many forms for low back pain. Most patients will receive Heat, IFC, ART, Manual Chiropractic Adjustments and a preventative strategy from this back pain happening again. Most QL/SI joint issues take between 8 and 12 visits to correct 90%. Treatment for the more stubborn cases of low back pain can include acupuncture and shockwave therapy. More can be found out acupuncture treatment in Oakville here.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197