Severna Park Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all linked. When one hurts the others must pick up the slack. For Severna Park back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra critical to be sure to strengthen everything. Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to pick up a shoe off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending involves hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need to be individually in great shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded the range of motion of active knee extension. Additionally, hip flexion was significantly enhanced by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing repetitive stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is helpful to Severna Park back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was found in a study to be successful in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Back And Neck Care Center, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always key.  Also, the goals of hamstring stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle as well as its lumbar flexion range of motion. Seated and standing hamstring stretching with knee extension are equally effective for this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance resulted in enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all is connected? Back And Neck Care Center does!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she presents a patient with spinal stenosis that instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain as well. She used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center.  We will help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can retrieve anything off the ground that you need.

 
Back And Neck Care Center promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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