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!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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
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.