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I have been experiencing moderat to high pains in the psoas major on both sides of mi back for a few years. What could cause this?
Prolonged sitting: Not for sure with only a little information, but with prolonged sitting, we can cause shortening of our psoas, leading to pulling in our back when we stand. This can be seen in people anywhere from being confined to a wheelchair to new office jobs to students cramming for tests. Try stretching by extending your legs at your hips. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Please see below: Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the 12th thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. The iliacus attaches proximally to iliac fossa, the sacrum and the anterior sacroiliac ligaments. Distally, the two tendons merge forming the iliopsoas tendon to attach onto the lesser trochanter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If it is inadequately drained or if ineffective antibiotics are used or if antibiotics are stopped too soon a psoas abscess can recur. These are frequently associated with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis which if not adequately treated can lead to recurrence of the psoas abscess. ...Read more
What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?
Multiple: There are several criteria. But basically would boil down to having failed legitimate non operative care and that your case would benefit from the release. Therapy is the most common nonoperative treatment. The surgery is typically done for a tight psoas often producing a "snapping hip syndrome". ...Read more
Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?
Loss of hip motion: Inability to get the hip totally straight. The psoas muscle, which helps to flex the hip forward, may become shorted or contracted, either from a neurological condition or if someone has been sitting with the hip flexed (as with someone who spends a bunch of time in a wheelchair). Therapy to stretch the hip can help but sometimes surgery to release or lengthen the tendon is required. ...Read more