Standing Stretches Lower Back and Sciatic Pain Stay Fit Personal Training Tarpon Springs FL
Hey everyone! It is Matt Barber. NASM Certifiedcorrective exercise specialist. Today I am going to be talking about stretches for thelower extremities. Simply, these four stretches are going to show you how you can alleviatelower back pain if you do them on a regular basis. I know many of you out there have lowerback pain. Ok, so the first of the four stretches is a complex of muscles called the hip flexormuscles. They lie here in the front of the thigh up near the hip. One of the main hipflexor muscles, called the psoas, originates directly in the lumbar spine. So if that muscleis tight, and it is tight on most people, then that muscle puts a lot of stress on thelower back region. So, the way we stretch
the hip flexor is, and by the way before Ishow you that, all the stretches I am showing you are standing stretches. For those of youwho struggle getting up and down off the floor the beauty of these four stretches is youcan do them all in a standing position. I am going to show you in another tutorial thatis going to show you how to stretch those same four muscles but in a more of a lyingposition. So, this is good for those of you who again, struggle with getting up and downoff the floor. So the way we stretch the hip flexor is when we load the front leg likethis, I am basically in a lunge position. So I am putting my weight on the forward leg,my left heel stays down, my right heel comes
up off of the floor. It is very importantI am going to tilt my pelvis, called a posterior pelvic tilt. My pelvis is going from hereto here. So if I tilt the front of the pelvis, I am going to lengthen or stretch those hipflexor muscles right there. I am also squeezing my right glute which helps assist in the stretchas well. So if you notice I am next to a sturdy frame here. You can use a chair at home ifyou like whatever is sturdy to help you with your balance. Because sometimes balance canbe tricky on this stretch. This is very beneficial because again to stretch this muscle. I amholding it for thirty seconds on one side. Then thirty seconds on the other. Again, Iam loading the forward leg, I've got the
front of the pelvis out. I am squeezing theleft glute. My belly button is braced toward the spine. Again, I am holding on if I needto for balance. That is called the hip flexors. Thirty seconds to a minute on each side. Nextone is the hamstring complex. Hamstring muscles align right on the back of the thigh. Theway we are stretching that is we prop one foot up, I have one hand on top of the other,I have nice long posture, I am reaching forward so that I feel a stretch right through there.I do not need to round forward like this because it is putting me in a bad posture. I can stillget an effective stretch by staying right here. My shoulder blades are together, I havenice, tall posture and I am still getting
a good stretch back through here. You do notwant the bench to be too high because if it is too high you are more likely to lose yourbalance. Also if it is too high you might get some tension up here in your hips. Wekeep the bench fairly low for the purposes of this stretch. Thirty seconds on one side,then of course thirty seconds on the other side. And if you do struggle with balancea lot, you can hold on to something and stretch to your side like this so you can get a goodstretch. That is ok if you need to modify it. Thirty seconds to a minute on each side.Next one is a muscle called the piriformis is in your gluteal region. Any of you whohave had sciatic issues in the past, then
this muscle is likely tight. A lot of us havetight piriformis muscles. The way I am going to stretch this is in a seated position here.I'm going to place my right ankle across my left thigh like this, take my knee andpull it to the opposite shoulder like this. I am pulling this knee diagonally toward thisshoulder. Nice, tall posture and I am holding this for again, thirty seconds to a minute.I don't want my left foot to turn out of this this is a compensation. You want to keepyour left foot straight ahead as you can see. Again, nice tall posture. Thirty seconds here.And then I switch it again everything aligned, ankle, knee, hip in alignment. And then Igot thirty seconds on this side as well. I
Sciatica and low back pain treated with Applied Kinesiology
My name is Stefania Cardinale, I'm 33 years old. In the year 2000, I was in a motorcycle accident. I was on the back seat and a car sideswiped us. The right side of my body was hit, especially my leg. In recent years, I've been suffering from various types ofpain, mainly on the right side of my body. Nowadays, I can't stand for very long, nor can I wear highheeled shoes. This provokes pain in my back and leg. The pain is constant. It's generally mild but it is always there.
My right leg is very weak. There is pain over one spot in particular right on my spinal column. It feels like a constant bruise, even though I've never had a direct blow to this area. I've been on birth control pills since 18 years old. I have other symptoms like abdominal bloating and indigestion. I am frequently thirsty, so I drink a lot of water. The following are the highlights of the first examination and treatment of Stefania by Robert Morrison. The entire visit of approximately 45 minutes has been edited for the viewer. There's a saying that quot;The body never liesquot;.
This is why we analyze posture. It is the language of the body. By analyzing posture, we can gain a lot of information about a patient in just a few seconds. By placing my hands on her pelvis, we see an imbalance: the right side is higher than the left. The left shoulder is higher than the right. The right hand hangs lower than the left. The right ear is higher than the left. Does this hurt your low backé Yes it pulls here.
Try the other side. This is much easier righté Yes. MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING Now, we want to find out which muscles are functioning neurologically and which aren't. More specifically, if individual muscles are neurologically inhibited they won't support the bones and joints. This side locks as it should. But this side doesn't resist the test pressure. This is very important because if the ankle is not stable, there will be repercussions throughout her body. Push.Push harder Stefania.
This muscle is inhibited. However, if she touches this musclewhere it attaches to the pelvic bone, Push up and out the muscle gains strength. This is because when there is a physical trauma, muscles are injured right where they attach to bone. So as she touches the area of injury Push the muscle regains its strength. Without touching it Push out and up the muscle is weak. Very little strength here also. But if she touches the muscle's attachmentto bone, it becomes stronger.
Push. harder.she lacks strength in this muscle also, but if she touches the muscle's attachment to bone .Push.it regains strength. MANUAL THERAPY What I am doing now isn't exactly a massage. Rather we are activating neurological reflex mechanisms within the tendons. When a muscle is injured, these receptors become shortcircuited and stay that way for years. What I am doing is reactivating the neurological pathways. Now we've turned this muscle back on.
Back Massage Therapy How to for Sciatica Pain Relief Treatment CranioSacral Techniques
Greetings again! This is Athena Jezik. We're gonna work on some more tutorials and explainsome things out. Sciatica seems to be a problem that manymany people suffer from so i thought i would go through a little bit more sciatica work and explanation on how i deal withsciatica. There's many different techniques that people have but for methis has been the most effective and i'm also learning that there'sdifferent types of things that come from
that area. Sciatica usually is pain coming fromabout here. When it's real bad it will run down the leg. It's a nerve pain so it runs as though it's a like a hot iron or a hot rod going down the leg. Very uncomfortable. Sometimes there's pain though in other parts of the hip which isn't really the classic sciatica but it does still involve things similar
because there's so many nerves that come out of this sacral area. So that's another thing that i've beendiscovering. So not everything that happens with the pain and going down the leg is maybe the classic sciatica but it doesn't matter because in my opinion naming a lot of thingsdoesn't really do anything except for make it a disease and then a disease is only by law treatable by the western medical
people. So that's just names and labels. The thing iswe want to get people out of pain. We want to move them into a space ofbeing able to function well. So in that pain area of the hip impinging nerves and creating badsensation or pain down the leg we'll call that the sciatica pain and of course it comes from hereand I find that it is always
got a direct connection to thepositioning of the sacrum that also has a direct connection to theposition of the sphenoid bone at the occipital base and I'm gonna show you a little bit of this. I'll just show it to you now. Excuse me it's early in the morning and I'm kind of foggy today. So the sacrum is sitting here
and in that sacral bone there is a lot of nerves that come out from here. These little holes are where they comeout of so if that is position a little bitcrooked on there, which happens quite a bit then we're gonna have this pressure. The nerves are not going to be comingout with the proper alignment