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7/1/09 10:33 AM
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 I have had lower back pain for some time now (a couple of years).  Lower right and the pain seems to go into my right glute.  I have been reading up on pelvis tilts and posture and lifestyle in general (a lot of standing versus sitting).

I cannot get a grip on determining the difference of Anterior Pelvic Tilt and posterior pelvic tilt.  How do I set the right position of my pelvis and keep it there.

Any other thoughts or suggestions .
7/6/09 2:10 PM
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Go see a Doctor..if your pain is shooting to your leg....I would not be a hard ass about it.
7/6/09 10:07 PM
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First, go to a doctor to see if it's a bulging or herniated disc causing true sciatica. There's a little test you can do yourself (which i'm not a big fan of) to indicate whether or not it's a disc problem:

*Sit in a chair with both feet on the ground

*On the affected side, raise the lower leg by straightening your knee.

*If this increases the pain in the low back, hip area, or causes pain to shoot down the leg, it could indicate a disc problem. Stretching may not always be the best thing for disc related sciatica.

GO SEE A DOCTOR to be sure it's not vertebral.

There are several reasons that your pain could be caused by various muscles and their associated soft tissues. The piriformis muscle, a lateral rotator under your glute max, could be tight and clamping down on the sciatic nerve (false sciatica).

It could be caused by trigger points in quadratus lumborum, a muscle that runs from the top of your hips to the bottom of your ribs.

Make sure your psoas muscles are not contributing to anterior pelvic tilt. I find that psoas tightness often goes hand-in-hand with trigger points in quadratus.

It could also be a case of several body parts being slightly glued down working as a team to cause your pain.

http://www.anatomytrains.com/uploads/rich_media/AnatomyTrainsOverview.pdf

Of particular relevance to you is the Superficial Back Line. You could have a few minor restrictions in the line that are not noticeable by themselves, but since they're connected, they manifest in the spot you're feeling
7/6/09 10:36 PM
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The normal range for a male is 0 degrees to 5 degree anterior. For a female, it is 0 degrees to 10 degrees anterior. So saying that the pelvis is anterior doesn't mean there is in a position it shouldn't be in unless it is out of the appropriate range.
7/7/09 12:00 PM
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 GREAT information.  Thank you. 

I have been to the Doctor and the result is usually the same, the 'cocktail' Muscle relaxors and pain pills.  I did ask the last time It really started hurting to give me a referal for PT.  I felt a little better, meaning there were more good days than bad.  The problem is I stay active.  I will lift weights around the pain...staying away from squats, deadlifts, etc while the pain is accute.  But I will still grapple and kickbox/mma. 

I listen to my body and will stay out of the gym when it is accute.  There is just this constant pain.

Again, great advice, thanks for posting!
8/27/09 6:15 PM
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 Bee Rad, try chiropractic.  Stay away from all the pain meds.  I've had something similar to what you had and it went away with rest, ice, chiropractic and supplements.

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