A sedentary lifestyle, sitting for prolonged hours leads to muscle length and strength imbalance, resulting in lower crossed syndrome. In this condition, there is a forward tilt of the pelvis with an increased lower back arch. Such poor posture for extended periods leads to overactive and underactive muscles both in the front and back of the hip. A prolonged state of the over and underactive muscles worsen the condition by causing joint malalignments and decreased range of motion.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. Around two months back, I had a hiccup when dead-lifting and my lower back or lumbar spine area had a sharp pain. At the time, I did not think much of it and since then discontinued dead-lifts. Over time, I have developed some sciatica in my left hamstring area... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on what you wrote, it sounds as though you may have scoliosis, a wedged vertebrae in the lumbar spine, a disc issue, or even lower cross syndrome. If there is any way to attach images of the X-rays, that would be ideal (though I know the current situation is not ide... Read Full »