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!
CONTACT Aaron 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 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
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.