3 Causes of Sacrum Pain and How to Relieve Them
Your sacrum is a small triangular bone located at the bottom of the spine and between the hips. This part of your body can be very complicated anatomically. There are many things that can result in sacrum pain. Here are a few of them.
Sacrum pain will result when the nerves in and around the sacrum become irritated. The most common form of this is sciatica. Sciatica refers to pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated.
The sciatic nerve is quite long, running from the lower back to the hips, buttocks, and down each leg. There are several things that could cause sciatica.
One cause of sciatica and sacrum pain is Piriformis Syndrome. The priroformis is a small muscle that connects the hips and the legs. It is responsible for the rotation of the legs. The sciatic nerve also runs through or along the piriformis muscle. So when the piriformis becomes too tight or spasms, it can result in a lot of pain by crushing the sciatic nerve.
The way to treat Piriformis Syndrome is with stretching exercises for Piriformis Syndrome. These will help to lengthen, open, and relieve stress on this tiny little muscle.
Another cause of sacrum pain is a bulging or herniated disc in the lower back that compresses the nerves of the spine.
The usual cause of this is spending too much time sitting. Many people these days have jobs that require them to sit at a desk or in front of a computer all day. If you are sitting with poor posture, this can result in a bulging or herniated disc that can cause pain in the sacrum or lower back.
The best herniated disc treatment is to correct the posture to take pressure off of the disc and give it the opportunity to heal.
Another common reason for scrum pain is a tight or contracted psoas muscle. Again, the most common cause of this is spending too much time sitting with poor posture, slumped forward.
The best way to correct this is to stretch the psoas muscle in the opposite direction. There are a few helpful psoas muscle stretch exercises you can do to open and lengthen this muscle for more flexibility and to relieve any pain associated with it.
Most causes of scrum pain are the result of muscle imbalances and under-use. The key to relieve this pain is to start increasing your level of physical activity.
This doesn’t mean that you need to become an intense athlete or anything. Even mild physical activity such as taking a leisurely walk for a few minute a day can help to loosen your muscles and prevent your muscles from becoming chronically contracted and shortened from disuse.
Sacrum pain can be challenging to deal with, but by focusing your efforts on undoing the muscle imbalances that are likely causing the pain and irritating your sciatic nerve, you can regain the mobility and use of your body and find yourself able to live free of pain again.