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Hip Stretches Lower Back Pain

Nurturing Nerve Integrity

woman holding lower backAre you experiencing hip pain and lower back pain and seeking a natural drug-free approach to relieve discomfort? One approach is to restore nerve system integrity to enhance overall body function and facilitate natural healing. This is a much different approach to treating the symptoms with drugs or surgery and can often be much more effective at bringing health to the body.

In this article, we will explore the relationship between the lower back and the hips, highlighting the vital role of nerves in this connection. Additionally, we will introduce three effective hip stretches that can help alleviate lower back pain.

Understanding the Nerve Connection:

The intricate network of nerves in our body plays a crucial role in transmitting signals and maintaining optimal function. In the case of lower back pain, it’s important to recognize how nerves from the lower back innervate the hips. Nerves originating from the lumbar spine (lower back) branch out and extend towards the hip region. Any disruption or irritation in these nerves can contribute to discomfort or pain in the hips and surrounding areas.

Hip Stretches for Lower Back Pain Relief:

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  1. Supine Figure 4 Stretch: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross your right ankle over your left knee, forming a figure 4 shape. Gently bring your left thigh towards your chest until you feel a stretch in your right hip. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
  2. Piriformis Stretch: Start by sitting on a chair or bench. Cross your right ankle over your left knee, ensuring your right foot is flexed. Maintain an upright posture as you gently lean forward, applying slight pressure on your right knee to increase the stretch in your glutes and piriformis muscle. Hold for 20-30 seconds and switch sides.
  3. Seated Hip Stretch: Sit on the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Cross your right ankle over your left knee, allowing your right knee to drop to the side. Place your right hand on your right knee and gently press down to deepen the stretch. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
By incorporating these hip stretches into your routine, you can take proactive steps towards relieving lower back pain. Remember, at Loving Life Chiropractic, we focus on restoring nerve system integrity to optimize overall body function and facilitate natural healing.

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