Muscle Knots Lumbar Spine

by Vanessa


I came across your website a couple of days ago and have been attempting the 3 best abdominal exercises, as my chiropractor has told me that my lower back pain and muscle knots (on left hand side) in my lumbar spine, are due to weak transverse abdominal muscles.

Pilates and yoga have not helped me at all. Due to the muscle knots I find it hard to fully relax my lumbar spine into the floor, when I am trying to do this in the exercises, will this cause more problems or gradually improve by continuing these exercises?

Also, are there any physiotherapist in the UK whom you could recommend, having learnt your methods?

Thank you,

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Mar 29, 2014
Lumbar spine
by: Vanessa

Thank you for your reply Sarah.
I will read about the exercises you suggest. My lower back is very rigid/knotted and most exercises I have tried recently have seemed to make the problem worse.


Mar 29, 2014
Will core strengthening get rid of lumbar pain?
by: Sarah

Hello Vanessa,
Exercising willy nilly top strengthen your tummy will not get rid of back pain. First of all you have to find the cause of the pain. The fact that you cannot get your back to the floor when lying on your back, and I assume when doing the exercises on your back, means that first of all we have to address this problem. The gentle knees rocking exercise is best for this.
Here you can read a section on the best pain relieving exercises. See here: back pain exercises
You can also go to this website to see various Sarah Key practitioners in your area.

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