Walking and low back pain

When walking can cause low back pain

Piriformis muscles

Your piriformis muscles should turn on and off as you walk. If they don’t you can have chronic pain and tightness.

Here is something that most doctors don’t know from a Washington, DC chiropractor. While walking, the muscles that support your spine need to turn on and off. Some very important ones are your Piriformis muscles. If they are not turning on and off properly problems can occur form just walking and low back pain can be a result.

These muscles stabilize your sacrum and sacroiliac joint and keep you hips in proper position. If they become too tight it may lead to spasms or trigger points, low back pain, sciatica, and hip tightness. If you walk long distances or run this can also cause early fatigue because your body is expending more energy to do these basic movements. 

Here is how a professional applied kinesiology doctor will assess the piriformis muscles to see if they are working properly when you are walking.

As a chiropractor who uses applied kinesiology, I have seen people try to stretch, have myo-fascial work or trigger point therapy done to tight piriformis muscles. But if it is not turning off properly that will only last as long as the person doesn’t walk. The holistic thing to do is find out why the muscles are not turning on and off as they should be. It can be because areas of the spine are out of place, because there are internal organ imbalances, acupuncture meridian deficiencies, and even emotional stress.

If you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Ciprian for applied kinesiology treatment click here.

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