· Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet hip
· Pull your heels towards your buttocks.
· Straighten your left leg with your left foot straight
up to the ceiling, setting your hip bone properly in
· Gently inhale and slowly press your right knee
forward, lifting your right hip off the floor about 1/4
· Exhale as you lower your right hip back into the floor.
· Inhale as you lift, exhale as you lower.
· Continue 1 minute before repeating the exercise on
the other side.
· Unlocks your sacroiliac joint.
· Relieves low back pain.
· Relaxes your spine.
· Move slowly and gently, making this a small
movement to unlock your lower back.
· Do not force, push or strain.
· Make sure your feet are straight.
· Be sure to breathe deeply and relax!
While I am a big fan of chiropractic work and
often refer my clients to non-force chiropractors for
adjustments, you can learn to restore the proper
function of your own sacroiliac joint by practicing the
Don Tigny mobilization.
I am much less of a fan of back surgery, and no fan at all
of steroid injections or opioid drugs that are regularly
handed out to folks who could get rid of their own pain
by simply learning how.
Would you rather go under the knife or spend a few
minutes every day to feel better?
According to the Centers for Disease Control,
in 2015, more than 15,000 people died from overdoses
involving prescription opioids. That averages out to
about 288 people dying from methadone, oxycodon
and hydrocodone the most commonly overdose
Would you rather be one of the 41 people a day
who die from opioids or learn how to take better care
of your back so you don't need to take any drugs to
alleviate your pain?
Many of my clients spend most of their days
sitting at a desk, further aggravating low back pain, hip
pain and other postural distortions.
If you have been experiencing chronic back
pain not alleviated by chiropractic, physical therapy,
steroid shots or surgery, make an appointment today
I'll start with a postural assessment, explain to you
precisely what's going on with your spine and teach you
exercises to correct your problem.
Photo courtesy of Diane Fulmer of Savannah, Georgia.