Pflugerville Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all linked. When one is weak the others have to compensate for this. For Pflugerville back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is extra critical 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 car keys off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each need to be individually in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. 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 decreased during repetitive stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Pflugerville 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 increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Pflugerville Wellness Center, doing it in the proper way is important.  Stretching is always important.  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 similarly effective to attain 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 everything is linked? Pflugerville Wellness 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 instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain,too. She used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness 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.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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