Fernandina Beach Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all connected. When one is dmamaged the others have to compensate for this. For Fernandina Beach back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it is 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 involves hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each must be independently in great shape. They must work together efficiently. New research described how hamstring stretching exercises significantly improved 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 during recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is helpful to Fernandina Beach 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 shown 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always key.  Also, 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 everything is linked? Amelia 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 utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic.  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 floor that you need.

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