Quadratus Lumborum Muscle

Well-known as "The Hip Hiker" and "QL."

Quadratus Lumborum muscle and the Ilio-Lumbar ligaments should receive massage therapy and other holistic stress reduction techniques to help reduce low back and Trigger Point fascia muscle pain.

Other important muscles to address are the Quadriceps and Psoas Major muscles.

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Muscle Attachments

  • the QL muscle belly fibers run in three different directions

  • attaching above to the 12th rib

  • transverse processes of L1, L2, L3 and L4.

  • iliac crest


Actions of Quadratus Lumborum

  • unilaterally will laterally flex the spine to the same side

  • If the spine is fixed, QL will elevate or hike up that particular [ipsilateral] hip

  • stabilizes the lumbar spine on the pelvis


Nerve Innervation For QL

  • Lumbar Plexus - T12, L1, L2 and L3 or L1, L2, L3 and L4


Trigger Point Referred Pain Charts


Acupressure Meridian Association

  • Kidney

  • Urinary Bladder


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Muscles associated with the health of Quadratus or QL are...


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Above is the Quadricep Muscle Group: Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius and Rectus Femoris Muscles. The all contribute to fascia muscle pain in the leg, thigh, hip, pelvis and knee.

Mixing essential oils for fascia muscle pain include Peppermint, Lavender, Blue Tansy, Clary Sage, Lime, Tangerine, Rosemary, Basil, Cypress, Pink Grapefruit and Marjoram.

Below is the Ilio-Psoas or Psoas Major Muscle. This important hip flexor muscle contributes to fascia pain in the leg, back, abdomen, pelvis and thigh.


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Basic and advanced holistic stress reduction techniques for the Quadratus Lumborum, like learning hypnosis, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy mixing essential oils, medical massage therapy CEUs, have not to replace medical attention.

Hatha yoga poses exercise moves, hand mudras, nidra meditation and chanting power mantras may help in reducing fascia muscle pain in ligaments, tendons, neck, throat, head, face, jaw, shoulder, arm, hand, foot, leg, thigh, hip, pelvis, back, abdomen and chest.


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