I was treating patient with low back pain that had decreased lumbar endurance the other day utilizing both spinal manipulation and acupuncture, along with endurance based exercise. Incidentally, you should be able to hold a "superman" pose with your arms at your sides for approximately 150 seconds (1). The patient has been continuing to . . .
Today we are going to look at what I feel is one of the most important muscles to evaluate and treat with low back pain patients, as well as those with gait and lower extremity disorders.
Let's look at some of the functional anatomy of the QL.
It is useful to think of the QL as having three divisions. Though they can’t act . . .
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The multifidi are important proprioceptive sentinels for the low back, as well as the rest of the body, for virtually every activity you do weight bearing, including gait. They are implicated in many instances of low back pain, especially folks with flexion or extension intolerance, since their fiber orientation and thus mechanical advantage . . .