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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