# What are QL trigger points?

## What are QL trigger points?

A trigger point is an area of your body that may produce pain when it’s stimulated. Trigger points are made up of stressed or injured muscles that cause pain and tightness. Quadratus lumborum trigger points may be to blame for a deep ache in your lower back or a stabbing pain in your hips or pelvis.

What causes QL trigger points?

What causes quadratus lumborum trigger points? It is common for QL trigger points to form when performing activities that involve simultaneous bending over and reaching to one side to either lift or pull something – like shoveling, yard work, playing with children, playing sports like hockey, or moving heavy things.

### What does QL pain feel like?

QL pain can be described as a dull, aching pain which can become sharp at times from specific movements. Sometimes considered “the joker” of lower back pain, it is often overlooked as the main cause of the pain, with other lower back structures taking the blame.

Can tight QL cause SI joint pain?

Pain in the quadratus lumborum may potentially cause pain in your hip joints, buttocks, and thighs, pain in your sacroiliac joint, low back, or abdomen. If one part of the body is causing pain, other regions may compensate to try to support the injured area.

#### Does QL pain ever go away?

QL pain that is treated in the early stages can usually be managed and improve over time. It could be a long process to fully heal this area of your body. But as long as you take steps to get better, you should see improvement. Try to stay as healthy as possible, and eliminate the sources of your pain.

What is QL in statistics?

Quartiles are values that partition the data set into four groups, each containing 25% of the measurements. The lower quartile is designated by Q1 or QL; the middle quartile is the median; the upper quartile is designated by Q3 or QU.

## What is QL in thermodynamics?

(QH = heat rejected to high temperature medium and QL = heat input from low temperature medium.) NOTE THAT AIR CONDITIONERS ARE REFRIGERATORS, THE DESIRED OUTPUT IS THE HEAT REMOVED FROM THE LOW TEMPERATURE ROOM AIR AND REJECTED INTO THE WARMER OUTDOORS AIR.

What does the QL compensate for?

It is very common for the QL muscle to become tight and overactive, this is because it is compensating for other weak muscles around the area. It can also become tight due to repetitive movement – such as twisting, bending or lifting improperly – all of which puts added stress on the muscle.