Located in the lower back on either side of the lumbar spine, the "quadrants lumborum" (QL) is the deepest abdominal muscle. It starts at the lowest rib and ends at the top of the pelvis. It plays an essential role in stabilizing the pelvis when we stand upright, and it helps support the body's core when we breathe. Due to its many functions and central positioning, the QL is a primary source of lower back pain. Symptoms include tightness and discomfort in the lower back pain.Symptoms include tightness and discomfort in the lower back region that arise as a result of sitting too long, slouching, weak muscles, unequal leg length,and trauma. Once the problem is properly diagnosed, the chiropractor can begin to work on its specific causes.

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a chiropractic manipulations, is a common therapeutic treatment for lower back pain. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic treatment, please call 860-621-2225, or visit us at 200 Queen St. Southington. We incorporate 20 different chiropractic techniques to help return your body to a proper state of function that we call "homeostasis."

P.S. If left untreated, quadratus lumborum pain can lead to pain in the hip joints, buttocks, thighs,abdomen, and sacroiliac joint as the body overcompensates and misalignment occur.

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