Okay, so what’s the ANGRY QL MUSCLE? If you’ve ever strained your lower back bending down to pick something up off the floor or felt a sudden zinging pain right in the small of your back above your waist, you’ve probably stirred up the ANGRY QL MUSCLE.
The QL (aka quadratus lumborum) is a powerful stabilizing muscle of the lower back. Intertwined with a complex array of muscular tissue in the lower back, it is responsible for aiding in bending, twisting, and stabilizing the lower back when standing and sitting. Easily weakened by inactivity and prone to strain with aggressive sudden movements, quadratus lumborum muscle problems are one of the most common and difficult problems to treat. Often scar tissue builds up in the muscle as it shortens and begins to involve other muscles and joints. Usually the hip flexors, sometimes the glutes, and even the hamstrings and calves might become involved in the web of trouble caused by this muscle strain.
Fortunately, the QL muscle responds well to direct percussion massage therapy and muscular strengthening work. Using the BuffEnuff® percussive massager with the EDGE and TILT contacts, and moving along the muscle with short up and down stroking movements we call CLEARING, is one of the most effective ways to heal this condition. Moreover, when adding movements of your lower back forward and back and side to side, you begin the signal to the muscle to lengthen and heal. These active movements are called HINGING and are an important component of healing any muscle or joint problem.
BuffEnuff® Power Massage eases lower back pain and tames the ANGRY QL MUSCLE!