When it comes to back pain, it’s always important to check out your backside! Yep, your butt. When the glutes, the muscles in your butt, get really tight (and I don’t mean in a good way) they can create a lot of stress on your lower back.
As a massage therapist this is an area I always like to tackle despite the pain it usually inflicts on my clients. But trust me...they always thank me for it afterwards! There are so many knots (or trigger points as we therapists call them) that accumulate in the gluteal region and this can create referral pain. When these muscles get tight it can also cause a well known back problem, Sciatica. Sciatica can be very painful causing pain to travel down the back of your leg. This is a pain you definitely want to avoid.
Releasing these trigger points and maintaining the health of your glutes will keep lower back pain at bay and prevent that nasty pain Sciatica from creeping into your life.
In today’s video I am going to explain why the glutes contribute to back pain and show you two great yoga poses that help with stretching this very important area out. Watch the video below and follow along.
If you liked this video please share it with your friends and anyone you know that could benefit from these stretches. If you haven’t watched the previous videos in this series you can do so by clicking on video 1 and video 2. Have any questions? Please leave them in the comments below and I will answer them as soon as I can.
These 6 stretches (from all 3 videos) were paramount in my own back pain healing and prevention. Since practicing a consistent stretching routine, I haven’t had any back pain in over 6 years. A little stretching goes a long way so keep at it and be kind to your body!
Thanks for coming by! I hope these stretches have helped you to understand how to heal your back pain and prevent it from returning.
Love and expansion,