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Lower back/ Hip condition or just Psoas Pain?

Lower back/ Hip condition or just Psoas Muscles Pain?

Recently I have treated 2 patients with hip and lower back pain. Both have been told by their doctors that they might require surgery as they have degenerative changes in their hip joint and L4 and L5 vertebra.

We found in our clinic however, that their major problems are in the psoas muscles after consultation and careful assessment. Following a few sessions of Low Level Laser therapy (LLLT), they found walking had become easier.

Do you have similar conditions? Please read on for more information, or call 0481 354 188, or simply visit Sydney Laser Health Solutions at Bondi Junctions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Psoas muscle pain may feel like lower back pain at waist-level, or groin pain (psoas tendinitis or psoas bursitis), deep pelvic pain (lumbopelvic pain), pain deep in the belly. Tight psoas muscles are also a major contributor to hip joint pain.

This condition is called Iliopsoas syndrome which is a collection of symptoms caused by tight iliopsoas muscles and experienced anywhere along their length. Psoas

The iliopsoas muscles consist of the iliacus muscles, which span from each groin to the sides of the pelvic cavity; the psoas muscles span from the inner groin to the spine behind the breathing diaphragm; and because they share the same tendon at the groin, they are called "the iliopsoas muscles". Tight psoas muscles put undue pressure on the bursa at the groin, causing iliopsoas bursitis and iliopsoas tendinitis. Tight psoas muscles are in a constant state of fatigue thus give rise to sore feelings, leading to pelvic and abdominal pain.

LLLT helps to relax the muscle, reduce inflammation, relieve pain and improve the circulation and therefore restore the functions. A right diagnosis can avoid any unnecessary surgery or saving time and fortunes.

 

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Recurrent falls, fall related injuries

About 20% of my patients have chronic pain caused by recurrent falls and fracture. Here we provide some tips for preventing falls and fracture as suggested by American Council on Exercise.

  • Create an exercise regime that includes aerobic weight-bearing exercises four days per week, plus two or three days of resistance training.
  • Perform flexibility exercises frequently, but make sure you don't include activities that cause the spine to bend forward.
  • Build your muscles by walking, running or lifting weights.
  • Perform a variety of different exercises that you enjoy and that work different muscles.
  • Make sure your exercises don't cause any joint pain

If you have post-injury or post-fracture pain, please visit Sydney Laser Health Solutions, in addition to Low Level Laser Therapy - LLLT we provide integrative health advice to help you manage your conditions and improve quality of life.

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Chronic Pain - A problem worth solving

 

a problem worth solving

A report titled “A problem worth solving” from Deloitte Access Economics rang alarms about the rising cost of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

 

In the year of 2012 alone, chronic conditions such arthritis and back pain cost Australians $55.1 billion. These included direct health costs, lost productivity and reduced quality of life. It is estimated that 6.1 million Australians are affected, of which 58% are of working age in peak income earning years (25-64 years); 43% growth in musculoskeletal cases are projected in the next two decades, including a surge in older Australians living with the conditions.

 

Action is needed now, and at Sydney Laser Health Solutions, we've vowed to do our best in the fight against this silent pandemic. We aim to use our knowledge and advanced medical laser technology (Low Level Laser - LLLT) to help people prevent arthritis and stop tissue deterioration at early stages, hence helping maintain functions and quality life.

 

images and infographies courtesy of arthritisvic.org.au

 

 

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