17 Mar Are your hips causing your back pain?
Your hip joints are much more mobile than your lower back, but when your hips stop moving properly, your lower back is forced to pick up the slack which often results in moving TOO much in sensitive spots like your pelvic joints which can strain ligaments and make muscles tighten to protect your back.
Your hips are responsible for transferring forces from the ground up into the rest of your spine and upper body. If the hip joints get compressed or stuck and change how they sit in positions where they’re bearing weight, this force is transferred asymmetrically into your lower back and will force your joints to take load asymmetrically and muscles to stabilise asymmetrically.
If your hips move the way they’re supposed to, maintain symmetry when they’re supposed to, and provide the functional foundation for your whole upper body like they’re supposed to, the lower back is much more likely to be happy.