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Old 12-21-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Re: bad back pain from iliopsoas

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Originally Posted by Jason L. Jones View Post
Hey James,
I've had a similar problem before that I fixed with stretches prescribed to me by a chiropractor. Whenever I take too much time off from the stretches the pain comes back. The explaination that was given to me by the chiropractor was that it was caused from sitting too much or short motions like from sitting to standing. Which with my job is exactly what I do all day. Seems the muscle like to shorten (physically) and stretching is obviously the only way to lengthen it back out.

For stretching I kneel on one knee and lean forward so that I get a pull in the hip flexor of the kneeling leg. After that loosens I will put my opposite hand across the raised knee and twist, the twisting gets the psoas involved.
Like this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwToKziL5A4 (wfs)
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