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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one is dmamaged the others have to compensate for this. For Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients who want relief of their 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 tied to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to get a shoe off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending needs hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each must be independently in terrific shape. They need to work together like clockwork. 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 decreased while doing repetitive stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

What is the best way to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was found 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 Spinal Care Clinic, doing it in the proper way is important.  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 similarly effective for this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance resulted in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all is linked? Spinal Care Clinic does!

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

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 as well. She put into action The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic.  We’ll help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can pick up anything off the ground that you need.

 
Spinal Care Clinic promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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