West Palm Beach Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one hurts the others must compensate for this. For West Palm Beach back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is even more critical to be certain to strengthen everything. Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is tied to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to retrieve a shoe off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending involves hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each need to be independently in terrific shape. They need to work together like clockwork. New research described how hamstring stretching exercises significantly improved the range of motion of active knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly enhanced by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors protect the spine while flexing which is beneficial to West Palm 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 a study to be effective in increasing hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Moses Chiropractic, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always important.  Further, the goals of hamstring stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle as well 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 resulted in enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything is linked? Moses Chiropractic 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,too. She used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Moses Chiropractic.  We’ll help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can get anything off the ground that you need.

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