Psoas syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when the psoas muscle (located in the lower region of the spine and extends through the pelvis to the femur) is injured and causes back pain accompanied by other symptoms. Other conditions are much more common such as:

  • disc herniation
  • arthritis
  • facet or sacroiliac pain

Anyone can get psoas syndrome, but athletes, runners, and those engaged in plyometric jumping exercises are more prone to having it. When those conditions are treated, often with physical therapy, the psoas muscle will be stretched and strengthened. It can help treat psoas syndrome without being diagnosed or taking any medications.

Symptoms of Psoas Syndrome

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in the lumbosacral region when sitting or when changing positions arising for sitting to standing
  • Difficulty or having pain when trying to stand in a fully upright posture
  • Pain in the buttocks
  • Radiation of pain down the leg
  • Groin pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Limping or shuffling stride when walking

How is Psoas Syndrome treated?

Massage therapy techniques involving going through the abdomen and around your hips are very effective ways of treating these psoas muscles. The therapist will have you in the side-lying position or lying face up to treat this muscle group. A great technique is the “pin and stretch” which is a deep tissue massage and stretching technique that is highly effective and treats problems with muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia. These must be done only with the guidance of your therapist so that you do not further injure your psoas or other muscles.

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