When walking can cause low back pain.
Here is something that most doctors don’t know from a Portland, chiropractor. When you walk your Piriformis muscles are supposed to turn on and off. This is called a piriformis inhibition gait mechanism. If this mechanism is not working properly, a usually very beneficial activity like walking, will be causing problems to your spine and muscles.
Your piriformis muscles stabilize you sacrum and sacroiliac joint and keep you hip in proper rotation. If one of them does not turn off when you leg goes forward and your arm goes back when you walk it will become tight and might even cause spasms or trigger points. This can cause low back pain, sciatica pain and hip tightness.
Here is how a professional applied kinesiology doctor will assess the piriformis muscles to see if they are working properly when you are walking.
As a chiropractor who uses applied kinesiology, I have seen people try to stretch, have myo-fascial work or trigger point therapy done to tight piriformis muscles. But if it is not turning off properly that will only last as long as the person doesn’t walk.
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