Minster Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one hurts the others have to pick up the slack. For Minster back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is extra important to be certain to strengthen everything. Starting with the hamstrings is appropriate as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to retrieve a shoe off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need to be independently in terrific shape. They must work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased the range of motion of active knee extension. Additionally, hip flexion was significantly increased by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio decreased during recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Minster back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

What is the best way to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was shown in one study to be effective in improving hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Minster Chiropractic Center, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always important.  Further, 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 both produced enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything is linked? Minster Chiropractic 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,too. She used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center.  We’ll help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can get anything off the ground that you need.

 
Minster Chiropractic Center promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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