QL release could be the missing link between you and a pain free lower back. Successful release of the QL muscle can eliminate constant muscle tension and destroy the tightness, knots, and trigger points that contribute to pain.
QL Release Benefits
1. Pain Relief
At the top of the list of QL release benefits is lower back pain relief. The QL muscle, shown above, lies deep in the lower back and has the capacity to wreak havoc on the lumbar spine and hips. When the QL muscle is tight and contains trigger points, a predictable pain pattern can emerge - see the bright red in the image below .
QL Referred Pain Pattern 
2. Increased Flexibility
QL release can also allow you to regain flexibility and mobility throughout the lower back. Trigger points and knots act as a constant tension on a muscle, which makes it very difficult to stretch. Successful QL release can remove these knots and trigger points that could be holding your flexibility back.
QL Release Tool
QL release can be done by the hands of a physical or massage therapist, or at home with a nifty QL release tool like QL Claw. QL Claw is great because it is portable and there right when you need it - all for the price of an average PT session. In addition, QL Claw can be used on many other muscles that can contribute to lower back pain when tight. Learn more about the QL muscle, QL release, and QL strengthening in the short videos below:
 Donnelly, Joseph M. Travell, Simons & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: the Trigger Point Manual. 3rd ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2019.