Lower Back and Hip Flexor pain
Many sufferers try to reduce their pain levels by sitting. Sitting for extended periods every day weakens the muscles and increases pain. Trying to move causes so much pain and chronic stiffness that you tend to refrain from moving as much as possible.
I can’t express how important it is to keep moving. Your hip flexor muscles are the only two muscles that connect the top of the body with the bottom. They have a really important job to do. They are the muscles that help you sit, stand and walk, if they tighten due to lack of movement it is highly likely you will need weeks of physiotherapy and muscle strengthening exercises just to get you mobile again. Tai Chi, gentle walks and swimming are recommended to help with mobility.