Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all linked. When one has an issue the others have to pick up
the slack. For Carrolltown back pain patients who want
relief of their back pain, it’s extra critical to be sure 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 get car
keys off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each must be independently in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded 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
decreased while doing repetitive
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors protect the spine while flexing which is
helpful to Carrolltown 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 increasing
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at enhancing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, doing it in the proper way is important.
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 equally 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 linked? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation does!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit
with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. We’ll
help you discover a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that
supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can get
anything off the floor that you need.