Re: adhesions attached to leg muscle

From: suzanne (
Tue Mar 6 07:26:30 2001

Thanks for the info Jean. Seems like the psoas is a pretty important muscle traveling from the spine to the groin - no wonder I was in so much pain! I hope that adhesion never comes back. Would like to be able to move freely & pain free for many years to come. Thanks again, suzanne

At Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Jean wrote: >
>The psoas muscle attaches to the sides of the vertebrae in your lower
>back. It goes down through your abdomen and joins forces with the
>iliacus muscle, which attaches all along the inner surface of your
>pelvis. Then as one muscle they pass through your groin and attach to
>the inner front of the top of your thigh. The job of this muscle (these
>muscles) is to lift your leg forward. Trigger points in these muscles
>can cause pain in the abdomen, pelvis, groin, upper thigh, low back and
>Iliopsoas Muscles
>The iliopsoas muscle is frequently regarded as a single muscle, because
>it is a blending of two muscles, the psoas major and the iliacus. The
>"psoas major" is a powerful flexor muscle of the thigh at the hip joint.
>If both psoas major muscles are fixed from below, they act as important
>flexors of the trunk on the hip, as in sitting up from a lying-down
>position. The "psoas minor" is a weak flexor of the trunk and the
>lumbar spinal column. It is supplied by a branch of the first lumbar
>nerve. The "iliacus" works with the psoas major as a powerful flexor of
>the thigh at the hip joint. It joins the psoas in a number of other
>actions as the "iliopsoas."
>JEAN (from PA)
>In Reply to Suzanne's message:
>Does anyone else here have adhesions involving the
>>psoas muscle or know much about this muscle?

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