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!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic 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 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.