This occurs because the quadratus lumborum [a muscle in the lower back used for stabilization] is inadvertently doing most of the pulling because their gluteal muscles are fatigued and shut off.
What does QL stand for?
QL stands for Quadratus Lumborum (muscle)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Quantitative intramuscular myoelectric activity of quadratus lumborum during a wide variety of tasks.
The following are deep muscles that play a key role in the support of the lumbar spine - Transversus Abdominis, Multifidus, Internal Oblique, Quadratus Lumborum and the Paraspinal Pelvic Floor.
In other words, the practitioner finds a muscle that has a tender point in it close to a patient's symptom (upper trapezius trigger points may cause headaches and neck pain; the piriformis may cause sciatica; the quadratus lumborum for low back pain, etc.
Works on: This exercise strengthens the Quadratus lumborum, internal and external obliques.
The muscles that are referred to as core muscles are not just the abdominals, the quadratus lumborum, and the erector spinae, but all of the muscles within the trunk and hips, including the obliques, the multifidi, and the gluteal muscles.
Furthermore the iliolumbar ligament is closely associated with the lower attachments of the anterior and middle layers of the thoracolumbar fascia and the quadratus lumborum muscle (Bogduk 1997; Frazer 1940; Fujiwara et al.
Low back muscles: The erector spinae group (spinalis longissimus and iliocostalis), the transversospinalis group (multifidi, rotators, and semispinalis), and the quadratus lumborum, comprise the posterior extrinsic and intrinsic support groups.