Leg Length and Why It’s Important to Spinal Health
Think of your body like a car with bad alignment. The car will start to wear out the tyres and other areas of the car. So you go into the garage and hope it will be fixed. But if the mechanic is only changing the tyres then that car will continue to have damage and wear and tear.
Your Body Needs To Have Good Posture and Alignment
This video below demonstrates how most people come to have damage and wear and tear to their body. These Huge forces your Psoas muslces are responsible for the bad alignment in your body and the wear and tear and Pain this will cause.
This research paper [below] shows how the Psoas Major Muscle exerts huge compression and sheer forces on our low spine resulting in crumpling and severely shearing the lumbar spine.
So just having your pain area treated is like the mechanic just changing the tyres and not fixing the alignment issue.
At Posturepro Physiotherapy We know How To Change Your Body Alignment
When You have good alignment then you should not be getting pain.
A short leg is an indication of a distorted pelvis –
and because your spine sits on top of the pelvis the spine also becomes compromised – so unless you have a short leg because of a loss of length in your leg bones due to a very bad accident or you have a genetic problem that affects the leg length (very small percentage) – in the majority of cases the leg length is produced by imbalances in your Psoas muscles. This directly impacts the pelvis leading to low back pain and creating the distortions – when the leg length is not addressed in low back or hip pain and only the pain is treated then your pain will return.
At Posturepro we specialize in knowing how to adjust leg length leading to a stable pelvis that remains balanced and maintains your spinal health.
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This 3-year study into back pain across the globe published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet reports that our current treatments for back pain are lacking in evidence of effectiveness. See article below