Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all linked. When one is
dmamaged the others have to compensate for this. For Baton Rouge back pain patients who want
relief of their back pain, it is extra critical to be sure to strengthen everything.
Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.
BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY
Bending over to retrieve car
keys off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each must be independently in great shape. They need to work together efficiently. New
research stated how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded the range of motion of active
knee extension. Additionally, 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 safeguard the spine while flexing which is
helpful to Baton Rouge back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
How best to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? In 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always key. 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 for this goal. (4) Hip flexibility
after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced enhanced hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything
is linked? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation does!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & 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 brings on not only spine pain but hip pain and
groin pain,too. She utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to help this back pain patient find relief.
Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit
with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. 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.
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