Understanding Lower Back and Pelvis Pain At Motion Health Centre

Healthy low back and pelvis function occurs when all the muscles, joints, and kinematic chain work in balance, alignment and coordination. Gain knowledge on common lower back and pelvis pain problems and how the lumbar spine and pelvis normally works.

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Is back pain stopping you in your tracks?

Low back pain can prevent us from living life to the full, and often turns everyday activities that used to be a joy into a chore. Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body in the Sydney CBD.

Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system. We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing your low back issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting low back pain relief, that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

What to Know About Low Back and Pelvis Pain and Dysfunction

If you have a stiff or sore low back, have low back pain or problem, learn more about signs, symptoms and low back pain causes and common low back pain injuries below. 

Be sure to find out how a healthy low back should function, what a complete exam should involve and how to get low back pain relief.  

Healthy Low Back and Pelvic Function

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Summary of Healthy Low Back and Pelvic Function

Having a Healthy Low Back and Pelvic Function can reduce the chance of experiencing Low Back Pain and Pelvic Conditions.

Common Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Low Back and Pelvis Pain

At Motion Health Centre, patients with Low Back and Pelvix pain commonly present with the following symptoms:

Signs Your Low Back is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at Its Best:

  • Issues with bending down or lifting everyday items
  • Pain radiating down the legs
  • Constant, throbbing or dull pain in the low back
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs, arms or feet

Symptoms of Low Back and Pelvis Pain

  • Sore to touch
  • Dull constant aching
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty with otherwise natural activities like walking, sitting or standing.
  • Radiating pain down the leg

Causes of Low Back and Pelvis Pain

Everyday aggravations such as standing, sitting or bending down for long periods of time can be the cause of low back pain, as well as stemming from poor posture. Some common ways to injure the lower back can be from trips and falls, being overweight, stressed, or anxious. A lack of exercise and negative work practices can also inflame your issues. You could be experiencing low back pain now due to an earlier accident or trauma such as a fracture. On the other hand, your pain could be coming from a developing ailment like arthritis. It might strike in a number of different ways, but the treatment can often be simple and long lasting with the help of holistic management at Motion Health Centre.

Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics® Muscle Neurology Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will help you shake your hips with joy – at better mobility and decreased pain.

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Common Low Back and Pelvis Pain Conditions

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Conditions relating to spinal joints, discs, vertebrae or soft tissue


Low Back and Pelvis Conditions related to movement and function


Low Back and Pelvis Conditions related to Disc injury and referral 

Low Back and Pelvis Anatomy

Skeletal Anatomy of Lower Back and Pelvis

The bones of the pelvis and lower back work together to support the body’s weight, anchor the abdominal and hip muscles, and protect the delicate vital organs of the vertebral and abdominopelvic cavities.

The vertebral column of the lower back includes the five lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum, and the coccyx. These bones work together to provide flexibility to the trunk, support the muscles of the trunk, and protect the spinal cord and spinal nerves of the back. 

The sacrum and coccyx form the inferior end of the vertebral column where it meets the hip bones to form the pelvis. The triangular sacrum forms joints between the lumbar vertebrae and the hip bones. It also contains many passages for the spinal nerves that exit the spinal cord and spread through the pelvis and legs. The coccyx, or tailbone, is inferior to the sacrum and made of several tiny, fused vertebrae. Several pelvic muscles attach to the coccyx.

A pair of large, flat bones known as the os coxae, or hip bones, extend anteriorly and laterally from the sacrum at the sacroiliac joints to form the bulk of the pelvis. The left and right hip bones meet anteriorly at the body’s midline in a band of fibrocartilage known as the pubic symphysis (or symphysis pubis). The hip bones also form the ball-and-socket hip joints with the femurs. Many muscles that move the trunk and legs, such as our abdominal muscles, attach to the hip bones. In addition, the broad hip bones provide protection to the delicate internal organs of the pelvis, such as the intestines, urinary bladder, and uterus.

There are many structural differences between the male and the female pelvis, most of which reflect the role of childbirth in the female. The male pelvis is smaller and narrower with a thinner pubic symphysis. The female, on the other hand, has a much wider and more prominent pelvis that provides extra interior space with a wider, more flexible pubic symphysis.

Muscle Anatomy of Lower Back and Pelvis

There is a large and complex group of muscles that work together to support the spine, help hold the body upright and allow the trunk of the body to move, twist and bend in many directions.

Three types of back muscles that help the spine function are extensors, flexors and obliques.

  • The extensor muscles are attached to back of the spine and enable standing and lifting objects. These muscles include the large paired muscles in the lower back, called erector spinae, which help hold up the spine, and gluteal muscles.
  • The flexor muscles are attached to the front of the spine and enable flexing, bending forward, lifting, and arching the lower back.
  • The oblique muscles are attached to the sides of the spine and help rotate the spine and maintain proper posture.

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