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Stretch this IMPORTANT Muscle to Relieve Lower Back Pain

June 23, 2012

Atlanta Chiropractor

Dr. Guevara

If you sit at a desk job for 8 hours a day and don’t take
many breaks, you may be causing harm to your lower back.
One of the muscles which is affected by chronic sitting is
the Illiopsoas muscle or Psoas for short.

The Psoas muscle attaches to the lumbar vertebrae and the
femur (thigh bone) and its main function is hip flexion. When
you are seated, your hip is flexed (your thighs are in a horizontal
position), which means the psoas is in a contracted state.
Over time, a contracted psoas muscle becomes tight and it can
cause the low back curve to increase causing lower back pain.

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