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Murfreesboro Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one is weak the others have to compensate for this. For Murfreesboro back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra critical to be sure 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 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 need to be independently in great shape. They must work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased the range of motion of active knee extension. Further, 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 helpful to Murfreesboro back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was shown in one study to be effective in increasing hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Most Chiropractic Clinic, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always key.  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 to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) See how it all is linked? Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 as well. She put into action The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

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

 
Most Chiropractic Clinic encourages back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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