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Lower Back Pain - Strengthening the Abdominals

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  Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    Treating Low Back Pain Trigger Points - Where to Start?    The abdominals are mostly responsible for the health of the lower back The abdominals are the main muscle group that flexes the lumbar and thoracic spine. This is the action where the torso bends forward, or curls into the fetal position. If one does this against resistance, such as gravity, the muscles strengthen. Each of the four abdominal muscles will be addressed separately below, but as a unit because of their location and attachment to the anterior portion of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating The Abdominals

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   Treating the Abdominals - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger points in the abdominals are common. These are "vanity" muscles, and are often enthusiastically overworked. In these cases especially, trigger points invariably become active, causing the muscles to become less efficient, and leading to a vicious cycle of injury and pain.  Trigger points in the abs are not restricted to gym-rats. They are also surprisingly common with those who sit for long periods in their work, such as desk workers or long distance drivers. Left untreated, these trigger points are often associated with lower back pain. Stomach pain must...

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Treating Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points

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  Simeon Asher - Treating Trigger Points in Rectus Abdomini   The rectus abdomini is the muscle that comprises the anterior abdominal wall - also commonly known as the “six pack”. In fact the rectus abdominis is divided by tendinous bands into three or four bellies, each sheathed in aponeurotic fibers from the lateral abdominal muscles. These fibers converge centrally to form the linea alba. Situated anterior to the lower part of the rectus abdominis is the pyramidalis muscle (frequently absent), which stems from the pubic crest and inserts into the linea alba. The main job of the pyramidalis is to tense the...

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