Iliocostalis muscle parties - Photo Wikimedia

Iliocostalis lumborum myalgi / triggerpunkt.

Iliocostalis lumborum is the muscle with a pattern of pain in the lower back and then through the pelvis and deep into the buttock region. This can occur if it becomes overactive, tight and dysfunctional. An iliocostalis lumborum myalgia or iliocostalis lumborum syndrome. Regularly self massage, stretching, exercises and any treatment of a musculoskeletal expert (chiropractor, physical therapist, manual therapist) are all examples of measures that can help you get rid of myalgia.


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Foam rolls are in the wind like never before - hence their incredible price growth in the sports shops. Now a foam roller can cost up 500 kroner in certain stores, which is pretty ridiculous considering what you are actually paying for. A foam roller. We have received good feedback on the following foam roll which costs a fraction of the price (at the time of writing it only costs approx. 90 Norwegian kroner as of 28.04.2015 - a real bargain in other words):

- Read more about the foam roller here: BLUE High Density Foam Roller (link opens in new window)



Did you know?
- Often stiff and dysfunctional joints (also read: joint pain - joint locks?) be a partial cause of myalgia, as the limited joint joint can also have a negative effect on muscular function. Chiropractors and manual therapists are experts in helping with such joint dysfunctions.


Old pillows? Buying new?

New pillows of a special material may also be helpful in case of recurrent myalgia - if you are considering investing in one then recommend several studies this pillow.

This type of pillows is almost impossible to raise in Norway, and if you find one, they usually cost the shirt and some more. Instead, try the pillow via the article we link to above, it has a lot good shooting goals and people are happy.


Here you can see an illustration that shows the muscle attachments of the iliocostalis lumborum muscle:

Iliocostalis muscle parties - Photo Wikimedia

Iliocostalis muscle parties - Photo Wikimedia

Iliocostalis lumborum in the sacrum as well as several of the lower ribs, it also attaches to the hip comb. The nerve supply of Iliocostalis lumborum comes from the spinal nerves. In the picture above, all of the iliocostalis muscles are illustrated.



Here you can see an illustration that shows the trigger point pain pattern (referenced pain from muscle knot) til iliocostalis lumborum:

Iliocostalis lumborum trigger point myalgia pain pattern - Photo Wiki

Iliocostalis lumborum trigger point myalgia pain pattern - Photo Wiki

Iliocostalis lumborum can also cause low back pain - as well as contributing to pain deep in the seat.


Exercise and exercise are good for body and soul:

    • Chin-up / pull-up exercise bar can be an excellent exercise tool to have at home. It can be attached and detached from the door frame without the use of a drill or tool.
    • Cross-trainer / ellipse machine: Excellent fitness training. Good for promoting movement in the body and exercising overall.
    • Kettlebells is a very effective form of training that produces fast and good results.
    • Spinning ergometer bike: Good to have at home, so you can increase the amount of exercise throughout the year and get better fitness.

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Concept 2 rowing machine Model D (Read: "Buy rowing machine online? Cheaper? YES."

Also read:

- Can a special pillow really prevent headaches and neck pain?

- Headache (Learn more about the causes of headaches and what you can do to get rid of it)

- Pain in the muscles and trigger points - (Why do you really get sore muscles? Learn more here.)

- Pain in the neck (Why does some get hurt more in the neck than others?)



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