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What are Muscle Imbalances and How Do they Cause You Pain?

Your Pain May Be Caused by Muscle Imbalances…

Many people do not realize that one of the biggest causes of back, sales neck and sciatic pain are muscle imbalances. What are muscle imbalances, click you ask? Muscle imbalances are an imbalance between one or two muscle groups in the body. An example would be the muscle  in the front of the hip, viagra 40mg or the hip flexor muscles , in relation to the gluteals. If the hip muscles are stronger and tighter in relation to your glutes, you have an imbalance. That imbalance then pulls your pelvis forward. This is just one common muscle imbalance.

How do these muscle imbalances develop?

They come about primarily due to how we use our  bodies each day. For instance, many of us spend a lot of time sitting. If you spend a lot of time sitting, your hip flexors get really tight, since you are bent at the hip. You are also bent at the knees so your hamstrings get really tight and alternatively, the glutes get really soft and weak because  you are sitting on them and they are not being worked. The abdominal muscles also get weak since they are not being worked.

Muscle Imbalances

In the picture above, you can see the left image is of a normal spine and in the image to the right you can see an excessive curve in the lower spine. Muscle imbalances create pain in two ways.

They can create pain directly. In the example above they can directly cause pain by pulling the pelvis down and forward which in turn can create pain in the lower back muscles since they are shorter and tighter than they are supposed to be.  Constant strain is being applied which can cause pain in those muscles. Muscle imbalances can also create a condition, such as a herniated disc. Watch the video to learn more about muscle imbalances and how to correct them.

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