Twisted Pelvis/ Lower Back Pain
I have a posterior twisted pelvis- the right side of my pelvis is rotated backwards most likely due to all of the muscles on the right side of my body to be super tight. (I am also left handed and most of the muscles on the left side of my body are stronger).It started after I hurt my back telemark skiing about 6 months ago. Iíve tried chiropractic and it didn't seem to help, and my physio has got me stretching for 30 minutes every day s for the past 4 months focusing on muscle imbalances with no improvement. Most of the pain is in the lower back around the SI joint but also radiates into my left glute occasionally- and my left glute is super tender. I've also tried IMS and acupuncture and am thinking about trying massage (ART?). I have also been focusing on activating and strengthening my transverse abdominus and multifidus muscles in my core and back. I am a competitive Nordic ski racer and even though the pain isn't that bad it has limited my training and I need to get it better a.s.a.p.
What do you think is the best treatment?
Honestly, there is no "best" treatment out there. You have to try different treatments until you find the one (or combination) that works. Building up endurance in your deep core muscles as you have been should be a great help in speeding up your recovery. How long have you been going through treatment?
I'm a pretty serious runner and I suffered from the same issue. What worked for me was to wear an ankle weight on the "twisted back side" leg, and perform leg lifts (I did them standing at first), CONCENTRATING VERY HEAVILY ON USING YOUR ABDOMINALS TO EXECUTE THE MOTION (I wrote that last part in CAPS because it's important, and I didn't want you miss it -- I'm not one of those people who over-capitalizes everything).
If you're anything like me, the toughest part is "convincing" your now super-tight (and strong) lower-back muscles to "take a breather" and let your abs do the work. It takes some mental determination. Once you get the ball rolling though, the rest of your body will begin to "remember" how to move your joint and the auxiliary muscle groups will kick in without much effort. A few weeks of progressive training (you can really just come up with your own exercises to increase mobility/strength) and you should be back in shape.
Give it a try one night before bed (a few sets of 20 with 2-5 lb weights) and see if things don't begin to loosen up over night.
The problem you are facing right now, it's hard to suggest.
However, you should consult with your consultant in order to assessing your pelvis from X-rays and estimate whether the exact problems.
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