Is My Back Pain A Spinal Problem or a Muscle Tension Problem?


Before you jump the gun and chalk up your lower back pain to spinal injury, consider treating Gluteus Medius Muscle Pain, or Commonly Referred to as Butt Pain.

The Gluteus Medius is so often involved with lower back pain it is sometimes called the “Lumbago Muscle”

Relieving this muscle of unnecessary tension or trigger points improves lower back pain in most cases.

What is the Gluteus Medius?

In Scientific Terms the Gluteus Medius is one of the:

Three gluteal muscles and is a broad, thick, radiating muscle, situated on the outer surface of the pelvis.

Its posterior third is covered by the gluteus maximus, its anterior two-thirds by the gluteal aponeurosis, which separates it from the superficial fasciaand integument.


Where are the Pain Patterns?

Reference the Pain Pictures for a better Idea where Gluteus Medius Pain is Felt. The more Intense the Red Glow the More Common it is to feel Pain in that Region.


What are my Massage Options

If you are seeking instant relief, utilize the help of a massage ball, easy to find at your local sporting goods store. However, we recommend using our Shiatsu Massager Lineup, Especially our Smaller Massage Pillow and Neck Massager for the Best Targeting Options. Not only do they offer a stronger massage then a traditional massage ball, they are also coupled with our infrared heating technology as outline in our “Benefits of Heated Massage” Article.



Gluteus Medius Massage Technique

Place the massager between you and the wall and/or pull on the pressure straps while it is touching your Gluteus Medius.

Start at the lowest setting and activate the Infrared Heat.

Increase Pressure and Intensity Level to desired Strength.

Do so for 15 min at a time on each side three times a day for best results.