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I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while i'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be ?

I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while i'm doing a lying down psoas stretch.  Any ideas why this might be ?

Nerve reaction: It is possible that you are impinging parts of the nervous system with this maneuver. Tingling sensations(paresthesiae) certainly suggest a nerve type reaction and you should try modifying your stretching technique. ...Read more

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My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

Psoas Stretch: The iliopsoas muscle starts up in the low back and pelvis and attaches into the femur. The tighter it becomes, the more anterior pelvic tilt occurs. Finding out how to check if it is tight and then do appropriate stretches 3 times per day is important. I attached a good video for you. Dr rich blake http://youtu.Be/bht4192tklc. ...Read more

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I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could i be on the right path?

I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could i be on the right path?

Good for you!: Gentle stretching has been shown in studies to be surprisingly effective for back pain. Having the pain go away is a good sign and congratulations for sticking with your plan. ...Read more

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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

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What's the psoas muscle?

What's the psoas muscle?

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 more

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What could cause psoas abscess?

What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

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

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What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?

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

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Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?

Psoas is not invo-: -lved in breathing. It is a hip flexor & external rotation. See your PCP & find the reason for your abdominal weakness as well as your breathing trouble. I would assume the abdominals need exercise. ...Read more

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Is psoas muscle cancer?

Is psoas muscle cancer?

No: This muscle lets you kick your leg up at the hip. Everybody has one on each side. They're impressive on scans and someone may think they are a mass. ...Read more

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What is psoas muscle contracture?

What is psoas muscle contracture?

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

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What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

Back pain: Psoas muscle can compress your l5-s1 disk with 500 newtons of pressure when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and facet (spinal joint) related pain in the spine. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

Patients will report: Pain and difficulty when attempting to stand erect after extended periods of hip flexion after driving or readin seated at a desk or computer sleeping in a hip flexed or side lying fetal position the iliopsaos is the primary flexor of the thigh so pain is often experienced from the iliopsoas when the patient contracts the muscle to perform hip flexion or a sit up movements. ...Read more

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What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

Many exercises: Psoas crunch one leg drills psoas stretch and other type of exercises. Look that link up. ...Read more

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My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?

My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?

Psoas abscess: This depends upon the organism causing the abscess, the location of the primary infection leading to the abscess and other factors. Often this begins from a spinal or paraspinous infection and these can be very painful. Talk to her doctors. ...Read more