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    DTris is offline Senior Member
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    Default Odd sensation in my lower back, any ideas?

    In the last few days I have noticed something odd in my lower back on my right side. When I am doing certain movements I get a feeling of either a muscle cramping slightly or something that feels similar.

    I have felt it during two movements so far. The first is the half kneeling hip flexor stretch. With my hands down at my sides or pressing on my lower back I have never felt it. But I will raise both hands above my head, extend my spine, and slightly arch back to further stretch the hip flexor.

    I just tried the stretch to see which leg is forward when it happens but I didn't feel it this time.

    The other movement is a short bridge. Upper back and head on the floor, hands to the sides palms down, press the heels into the floor and extend the hips.

    Any ideas on what this might be?

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    hmmmm. No idea.....

    Do you notice any flexibility in-balances anywhere? One leg is a bit more flexible than the other? One glute a lot tighter than the other?

    Have you tried looking for trigger points in the legs and glutes? Either through foam rolling or just using the old thumb and fist?

    What about planks? Anything happening when you plank?

    Do you have a simple yoga or stretching and mobility program you can follow along and try to figure out if anything is "funny?" (you have a pop in your hip when you do a move to one side but not the other, etc....)

    It is good that there is no pain, but now I tend to be overly cautious when it comes to anything that has anything to do with the back...

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    DTris is offline Senior Member
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    I have no glaring flexibility imbalances. I think my left glute doesn't tense as well as the right. Also my left leg is contantly turned out (duck footed). I fixed my right leg duck footedness but my left leg seems stubborn.

    I will give trigger points a try.

    I haven't done planks in awhile but I never noticed anything before when doing regular or side planks. I will try those too and see what happens.

    I use Super Joints plus some Yoga stretches. So far I have never found anything in my lower back from those exercises.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Sounds like you're having similar problems to what sidelined me for months after I ignored them. Check your PM.
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