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AvatarPat Patrick

I wish anyone had given you advice…I’m in the same boat.  Sitting has killed my low back and I have chronic pain. I started strength training several months ago to stabilize my core to help, but the muscle pulls and pain continue.

I may not have the same condition, but thought I’d share some things I’ve been trying…maybe something will help you or someone else that comes across this post.
Sitting causes me pain and I feel my hips “go out” whenever I get in my car to drive.  So, I’ve been working with that thought.  I just ordered Deskbound: Standing up in a Sitting World.  I’m trying some of the stuff in there and trying not to sit for longer than 15 minutes. Not sitting on couch anymore for tv time….rolling on balls against wall or on floor, on floor doing stretches, squatting, or sitting in different ways to work different muscles while watching my favorite shows now. 
I’ve also taught myself about the muscles around the pelvis. Check out this guy on youtube.  It was really helpful to me to understand the muscles and how they work. I especially find the psoas/hip flexor stretch beneficial for my problem. I always stretch it now and do hip bridges before working out so my glutes can do their job and fire.  and .

Also, check out SI joint dysfunction. I’ve found several videos on how to release/adjust the si joint and half the time, I get a pop and some relief. Why sometimes and not others I’m wondering?  I started keeping notes to see if I can get a correlation to release – could it be related to stretching out first before doing this or not?

I’m also just starting an acupuncture series to see if it makes a difference. 

Good luck with your issues. You are not alone.