Fort Wayne Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one has an issue the others must compensate for this. For Fort Wayne back pain patients who want relief of their back pain, it is even more important to be certain to strengthen everything. Starting with the hamstrings is appropriate as their strength and flexibility is tied to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to pick up car keys off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending involves hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each must be individually in terrific shape. They need to work together like clockwork. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased 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 dropped during recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is helpful to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

How best to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was found in a 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 Aaron Chiropractic 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 enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how it all is connected? Aaron 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 instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain as well. She utilized The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic.  We’ll help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can pick up anything off the floor that you need.

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