Hey, a while ago I posted about a chronically tight quadratus lumborum…
I sucked it up and paid for a physio (a spine specialist) to have a look at it, and she said my quadratus lumborum was indeed tight, and it was caused by thoracolumbar facet joint dysfunction. Nothing major, she said, perform some stretches she gave me, it will go away in 2 weeks.
(If you’re interested because you’ve also got an irritated quadratus lumborum, she prescribed: 3x30secs hamstring stretch, 3x30 seconds hip flexor stretch, 3x30secs ‘child’s pose’ stretch, 3x30secs ‘side-leaning child’s pose’ quadratus lumborum stretch.)
However, as I was doing the ‘child’s pose’ one, I needed to really crunch my abs to get my chest to my knees as my spinal erectors were so tight. After doing this, I noticed my right (and also left, to a lesser extent) obliques started getting really chronically tight around the ribs.
I would expect a ‘strain’ like this to go away in a few days, but it’s been here for 3 weeks now. It’s pretty uncomfortable when I sit or lie down on my back, but it’s better when I stand.
Has anyone experienced anything like this - and how did they make it go away? I’d appreciate if you guys could help me out as I’ve just seen a physio for one problem, and it looks like it created another!!