Do you have low back pain? If so, tight hip flexors might be the culprit. The main hip flexor is the psoas, a large muscle that is responsible for allowing us to walk, run, climb steps , or any action associated with lifting the leg. Since this muscle attaches to the lower portion of your spine, it can greatly affect your low back in a very negative way when not working properly. The majority of low back pain can be alleviated by releasing the tension of the psoas muscle through stretching and with soft tissue work such as massage therapy. If tight hip flexors might be the cause of your low back pain, come see our team at Atlantic Spine and Health Clinic in Mt. Pleasant SC. We can provide you with some simple, yet very affective stretches and a clinical massage aimed at actively releasing the muscle and targeting your specific needs.