Lynchburg Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one has an issue the others must compensate for this. For Lynchburg back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it is extra important 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 get something off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each must be individually in terrific shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research described how hamstring stretching exercises significantly compounded 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 dropped during recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is helpful to Lynchburg back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best 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 increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Palmer 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 and 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) See how everything is linked? Palmer 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 describes a patient with spinal stenosis that brings on not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain,too. She utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center.  We will help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can retrieve anything off the ground that you need.

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