Fixing Low Back Pain Caused By Tight Quads

Posted by | 05-12-2014
One of the most common causes of non-traumatic low back pain that we see in our clinics comes from quadricep or thigh muscles that have become too short or too tight. When the rectus femoris muscle, a muscle of the quads which attaches to the pelvis, becomes too short, it creates a forward tilt to the pelvis and compresses the nerves in the lower back. In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates a quick test you can do at home to see if your quadriceps are too tight as well as some exercises for loosening up these muscles:    
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Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.