What is it?
80% of people will suffer lower back pain at some point in their lives. So we at Physio4All believe that you should recognise the significant role lumbopelvic stability plays in back pain. Pain in the lumbopelvic region can come from many different areas including: lower back, pelvis, leg, hip and groin pain.
Lumbo-pelvic stability is the ability of the structures of the lower back and pelvis to maintain the optimum (neutral) position of the spine and pelvic girdle.
Lower back and pelvic pain can be caused by many factors including: cancer, disc herniation/rupture, nerve root compression, degeneration/arthritis, facet joint inflammation/stiffness, sacroiliac injuries
- These are often due to poor postural awareness and/or movement strategies
- This therefore leads to the inability to activate the “core”, substitution of the outer muscles to do the work of the “core”
- All this increases the load placed onto your lumbar spine and pelvis thus leading to lumbo pelvic instability and injury
Retraining Lumbopelvic Stability
- This must begin with postural retraining to maintain neutral spine which decreases loading on our joints
- Relaxing overactive muscles is essential to reduce tension ie commonly the hip flexors, hamstrings, glutes may be overactive
- Core muscle activation and gluteal activation must be trained to regain lumbopelvic stability
- To the right are examples of lumbopelvic stability exercises
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