What is the science behind this unfortunate sounding condition?
Are you chronically neglecting your butt muscles? Wipe that grin off your face because it could be the cause of lower back pain, knee pain and hip tightness. Inactive butt muscles can contribute, if not solely cause, a whole range of spinal pain and dysfunction. The problem can be boiled down to:
- Weakness in the glutes
- Tight hip flexors
These two factors can pull your spine out of alignment at the base, while your dormant, weak butt muscles fail to perform their duties of absorbing shock and supporting the spine. This allows the surrounding joints in the hips, knees and lower back to become overloaded, overstressed and, quite often, this results in injury.
The dormant butt solution
We need to go straight to the source and use exercises and stretches to reverse tightness in the hip flexors and restore strength to the muscles of your rump! At OFW Chiropractic, we focus on restoring spinal alignment through spinal adjustment, and then work on waking up your dormant butt with a series of exercises that focus on extending the hips. Hip extension movements, many of which are found in yoga and pilates variations, are extremely useful at undoing the root cause of dormant butt syndrome.
Smart solutions start with chiropractic
At our office in Westwood, we believe in the power of smart, proactive solutions for undoing the conditions that cause back pain. If you are interested in our natural, no-nonsense way of doing things, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.