Muscles that stabilize the low back are related to adrenal glands
I recently had a patient come in to the office who had been having chronic low back and leg pain. It was the third treatment over a few months. On the last visit I recommended that he take Standard Process Drenamin to supplement some adrenal material and nutrients that are needed for the adrenal gland’s chemical pathway.
There are five muscles related to the adrenal glands in your body. Sartorius, Gracilis, Gastrocnemius, soleus and posterior tibialis (To see more about how muscles are related to the body click here). These muscles are located around the pelvis, leg and foot. If they are not turning on and off properly when you walk, bend or run your low back, knee and foot will not be stable. This can set you up for an injury or cause a pre-existing injury to not heal quickly and properly.
We are not talking about muscle strength
Working out these muscle more at the gym or with your trainer may help but that does not solve the root of the problem. The switches that turn the muscles on and off are not working. When we move our brain turns our muscles on and off and orchestrates the process. There are many reasons why this process may not work right.
This patient had the adrenal related muscles weak when he came in for the first two visits. We worked to align his low back, knee and foot on the second visit as well as suggesting the Drenamin dietary supplement.
“My hip doesn’t pop out of place when I stretch anymore”
When he came in for the third visit he said that his hip didn’t “pop” when he stretched any more. Then I knew that his adrenal muscles were staying on. The sartorius and gracilis stayed on and helped his hip and back to stabilize, stay in place and heal.
Many people go to chiropractors, osteopaths and body workers to have chronic back pain worked on. If it is an issue with the muscle not turning on and off there will constantly be trigger points, tight, stiff muscles and pain.
The problem is not usually the muscle that is painful or tight
The problem is usually not the tight painful muscle either. It’s usually the one on the opposite side of the body or an opposing muscle that is weak (turned off). If there is a weak muscle the body will compensate and adapt else where with a tight one. If the imbalance goes on for too long this adaptation becomes more and more stressed.
The muscles move the bones and stabilize the joints. If they don’t work properly you will not be living easily.