The origin of lower back pain often comes from the IT Band and the glutes. The IT Band, also known as the iliotibial band, runs along the outside of the thigh. The IT band connects the iliac crest, which is part of the pelvic-hip complex to the outside of the knee.
Tension in the IT Band, or gluteus, in particular has tremendous impact on the lower region of the back. Try these steps to determine whether or not the IT Band is the culprit for your lower back pain!